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ERIC Number: ED306623
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Pages: 6
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Teaching Criticism via TV Evangelists.
Handford, Charlene J.
This paper describes a graduate course at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, entitled "The Electronic Church, with an Emphasis on Its Evangelists." The paper addresses some of the ways in which criticism is taught via the television evangelists. Following a mini-course in speech analysis, the course focuses on the various aspects of the electronic church and the backgrounds, personality traits, life styles, preaching styles, theologies, and political beliefs of Jim and Tammy Bakker, Jerry Falwell, Oral and Richard Roberts, Pat Robertson, James Robinson, Robert Schuller, Jimmy Swaggart, David Paul, LeRoy Jenkins, and Peter Popoff. The paper concludes that the chief ingredients in a course of this nature should be thorough and up-to-date research, objectivity, and freedom of expression. (MS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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