Religion and Mass Media [index]

Agee, Gary Bruce. A Cry for Justice: Daniel Rudd and His Life in Black Catholicism, Journalism, and Activism, 1854-1933. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2011.

Albaugh, Gaylord P.  History and Annotated Bibliography of American Religious Periodicals and Newspapers, Established from 1730 though 1830.  Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1994.

Alsdurf, Phyllis Elaine. “Christianity Today Magazine and Late Twentieth-Century Evangelicalism.”  PhD dissertation, University of Minnesota, 2004.

Avella, Steven A. “The Catholic Press as an Urban Booster: The Case of Thomas A. Connelly.” U.S. Catholic Historian 25 (Summer 2007): 75–86.

Bailey, Julius H.  Race Patriotism: Protest and Print Culture in the AME Church.  Knoxville: University Press of Tennessee, 2012.

Barnett, Todd. “The ‘Great Controversy’: The Press, Religion, and Society in Gilded Age St. Louis.” Missouri Historical Review 107 (January 2013): 77–93.

Baumgartner, AppolinarisCatholic Journalism: A Study of Its History in the United States. New York: AMS Press, 1967.

Berkman, Dave.  "Long Before Falwell: Early Radio and Religion a Reporter in the National Periodical Press."  Journal of Popular Culture 21 (Spring 1988): 1-11.

Bjerga, Alan. “The Trials of Faith: Discussion of Religion and the Beecher Adultery Scandal, 1870–1880.” American Journalism 18, no. 1 (2001): 73–94.

Braude, Ann.  “News from the Spirit World: A Checklist of American Spiritualist Periodicals, 1847-1900.”  Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society 99 (1989): 399-462.

Brod, Donald F.  "The Scopes Trial: A Look at Press Coverage after 40 Years."  Journalism Quarterly 42 (Spring 1965): 219-226.

Brown, Candy Gunther.  The Word in the World: Evangelical Writing, Publishing, and Reading in America, 1789-1880.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.

Bruns, Roger A.  Preacher: Billy Sunday and Big-Time American Evangelism.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2002.

Burns, Jeffrey M.  "No Longer Emerging: Ramparts Magazine and the Catholic Laity, 1962-1968."  U.S. Catholic Historian 9 (Summer 1990): 321-333.

Butler, Jon.  Awash in a Sea of Faith: Christianizing the American People.  Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1990.

Coffman, Elesha J.  The Christian Century and the Rise of Mainline Protestantism.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Cohen, Charles L., and Paul S. Boyer, eds.  Religion and the Culture of Print in Modern America.  Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2008.

Conkin, Paul.  The Uneasy Center: Reformed Christianity in Antebellum America.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995.

Copeland, David A.  "In All the Papers: Reporting on Religion in Colonial America."  American Journalism 13: 4 (Fall 1996): 390-415.

Clements, William M.  "The Rhetoric of Radio Ministry."  Journal of American Folklore 87 (1974): 318-27.

Davis, Richard A.  "Radio Priest: The Public Career of Father Charles Edward Coughlin."  PhD dissertation, University of North Carolina, 1974.

Delano, Sterling F.  The Harbinger and New England Transcendentalism: A Portrait of Associationism in America.  Rutherford, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1983.

Delp, Robert W.  “The Southern Press and the Rise of American Spiritualism, 1847-1860.”  Journal of American Culture 7:3 (Fall 1984): 88-95.

Diffrient, David Scott. “The Cult Imaginary: Fringe Religions and Fan Cultures on American Television” Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television 30 (December 2010): 463–485.

Dorgan, Howard.  The Airwaves of Zion: Radio and Religion in Appalachia.  Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1993.

Dorst, Thomas.  “Sowing the Seeds of Reform:  The Chicago Tract Society, 1889-1910.”  Chicago History 12 (Spring 1983): 36-43.

Doyle, Michael. “The Radio Ministries of the Pacific Southwest District.” Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly 83 (Summer 2010): 66–87.

Endicott, Lucas. “Settling the ‘Printing Business’: John Dickins and the Methodist Episcopal Book Concern from 1789 to 1798.” Methodist History 48 (January 2010): 81–91.

Erickson, Hal.  Religious Radio and Television in the United States, 1921-1991.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1992.

Evensen, Bruce J.  "The Evangelical Origins of the Muckrakers." American Journalism 6 (1989): 5-.

Evensen, Bruce J. "Expecting a Blessing of Unusual Magnitude: Moody, Mass Media, and Gilded Age Revival." Journalism History 24:1 (Winter 1998): 26-36.

Evensen, Bruce J.  God's Man for the Gilded Age: D.L. Moody and the Rise of Modern Mass Evangelism.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Fackler, Mark, and Charles H. Lippy, edsPopular Religious Magazines of the United States.  Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1995.

Farney, Kirk. “Bringing Christ to the Nations: Walter A. Maier, the Lutheran Hour, and Global Christian Broadcasting.” Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly 86 (Fall 2013): 6–30.

Fishwick, Marshall W.  “Father Coughlin Time: The Radio and Redemption.”  Journal of Popular Culture 22:2 (Fall 1988): 33-47.

Forbes, Bruce David, and Jeffrey H. Mahan, edsReligion and Popular Culture in America.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.

Franklin, Cathy Rogers. “James Gillespie Birney, the Revival Spirit, and The Philanthropist.” American Journalism 17, no. 2 (2000): 31–51.

Gaffeild, Gary D.  “To Speak and Act Boldly in the Cause of God: Profession and Practice in American Journalism, 1815-1845.”  Journal of Popular Culture 15:2 (Fall 1981): 13-23.

Gardner, Eric. “Remembered (Black) Readers: Subscribers to the Christian Recorder, 1864–1865.” American Literary History 23 (Summer 2011): 229–259.

Gardner, Eric.  Black Print Unbound: The Christian Recorder, African American Literature, and Periodical Culture.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Goff, Philip.  “We Have Heard a Joyful Sound: Charles E. Fuller’s Radio Broadcast and the Rise of Modern Evangelicalism.”  Religion and American Culture 1 (January 1999): 67-95.


Gloege, Timothy E. W.  “The Trouble with Christian History: Thomas Prince’s Great Awakening.”  Church History 82:1 (March 2013): 125-165.

Gohdes, Clarence.  Periodicals of American Transcendentalism.  Manchester, NH: Ayer Company Publishers, 1976.

Goldstein, Adam, and Heather A. Haveman. “Pulpit and Press: Denominational Dynamics and the Growth of Religious Magazines in Antebellum America.” American Sociological Review 78 (October 2013): 797–827.

Grem, Darren E. “Christianity Today, J. Howard Pew, and the Business of Conservative Evangelicalism.” Enterprise and Society,15 (June 2014): 337–379.

Gribble, Richard.  "Family Theater of the Air: The Radio Ministry of Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., 1945-1952."  U.S. Catholic Historian 19 (Summer 2001): 51-66.

Gribble, Richard.  "The Other Radio Priest: James Gillis's Opposition to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Foreign Policy." Journal of the Church and State 44 (Summer 2002): 501-519.

Griffith, Jack Garrison, Jr. “Press Coverage of Four Twentieth-Century Evangelical Religious Movements, 1967-­1997.”  PhD dissertation, University of Southern Mississippi, 2004.

Griffith, R. Marie.  “The Religious Encounters of Alfred C. Kinsey.”  Journal of American History 95:2 (September 2008): 349-377.

Gutjahr, Paul C.  An American Bible: A History of the Good Book in America.  Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999.

Hadden, Jeffrey K.  The Rise and Fall of American Televangelism.”  Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 527 (May 1993): 113-130.


Hajkowski, Stanislaw. “Father Justyn and the Rosary Hour.” U.S. Catholic Historian 27 (Summer 2009): 59–82.

Hangen, Tona J.  Redeeming the Dial: Radio, Religion, and Popular Culture in America.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001.

Harmon, Nicholas D., Michael S. Huefner, and Shauna C. Anderson Young. “Almon W. Babbitt, Joseph E. Johnson, and the Western Bugle: An LDS Frontier Newspaper at Kanesville.” Journal of Mormon History 39 (Summer 2013): 163–197.

Harsch, George, IV. “‘Puff Graham’: American Media, American Culture, and the Creation of Billy Graham, 1949–1953.”  PhD dissertation, University of Southern Mississippi, 2005.

Hedstrom, Matthew S.  The Rise of Liberal Religion: Book Culture and American Spirituality in the Twentieth Century.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Hendershot, Heather.  “God’s Angriest Man: Carl McIntire, Cold War Fundamentalism, and Right-wing Broadcasting.”  American Quarterly 59:2 (June 2007): 373-396.

Hulsether, Mark.  Building a Protestant Left: Christianity and Crisis Magazine, 1941-1993.  Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1999.

Kelley, Mary. “‘Pen and Ink Communion’: Evangelical Reading and Writing in Antebellum America.” New England Quarterly 84 (December 2011): 555–587.

Kerstetter, Todd.  Mobocratic Feeling”: Religious Outsiders, the Popular Press, and the American West.”  American Journalism 20:1 (Winter 2003): 57-72.

Klejment, Anne.  Catholic Digest and the Catholic Revival, 1936-1945.” U.S. Catholic Historian 21:3 (July 2003): 89-110.

Krah, Markus. “Role Models or Foils for American Jews?: The Eternal Light, Displaced Persons, and the Construction of Jewishness in Mid-Twentieth-Century America.” American Jewish History 96 (December 2010): 265–286.

Lackner, Joseph H. “The American Catholic Tribune: No Other Like It.” U.S. Catholic Historian 25 (Summer 2007): 1–24.

Lamme, Margot Opdycke.  Public Relations and Religion in American History: Power of the Word.  New York: Routledge, 2013.

Lochte, Bob.  Christian Radio: The Growth of a Mainstream Broadcasting Force.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2006.

Lynch, Christopher Owen.  Selling Catholicism: Bishop Sheen and the Power of TelevisionLexington : University Press of Kentucky, 1998.

Martin, Lerone A. “Selling to the Souls of Black Folk Atlanta: Reverend J. M. Gates, the Phonograph, and the Transformation of African American Protestantism and Culture, 1910–1945.”  PhD dissertation, Emory University, 2011.

Marty, Martin E., et al.  The Religious Press in America.  New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1963.

Mathews, Mary Beth Swetnam.   Rethinking Zion: How the Print Media Placed Fundamentalism in the South.  Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2006.

McCloud, Sean.  Making the American Religious Fringe: Exotics, Subversives, and Journalists, 1955-1993.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.

McNamara, Patrick. “‘Catholic Journalism with its Sleeves Rolled Up’: Patrick Scanlan and the Brooklyn Tablet.” U.S. Catholic Historian 25 (Summer 2007): 87–107.

Mercado, Monica L. “‘Have You Ever Read?’ Imagining Women, Bibles, and Religious Print in Nineteenth-Century America.” U.S. Catholic Historian 31 (Summer 2013): 1–21.

Moore, R. Laurence.  “Religion, Secularization, and the Shaping of the Culture Industry in Antebellum America.”  American Quarterly 41:2 (June 1989): 216-242.

Moore, R. Laurence.  Selling God: American Religion in the Marketplace of Culture.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Moran, Jeffrey P.  "Reading Race into the Scopes Trial: African American Elites, Science, and Fundamentalism."  Journal of American History 90:3 (December 2003): 891-911.

Morgan, David.  Protestants and Pictures: Religion, Visual Culture, and the Age of American Mass Production.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Morgan, David.  The Lure of Images: A History of Religion and Visual Media in America.  New York: Routledge, 2007.

Murdock, Kenneth B.  Literature and Theology in Colonial New England.  Reprint edition.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1970.

Nekola, Anna. “‘More than Just Music’: Conservative Christian Anti-Rock Discourse and the U.S. Culture Wars.” Popular Music 32 (October 2013): 407–426.

Nord, David Paul.  "The Authority of Truth: Religion and the John Peter Zenger Case." Journalism Quarterly 62 (1985): 227-35.

Nord, David Paul. "Teleology and News: The Religious Roots of American Journalism, 1630-1730."  Journal of American History, Vol. 77, No. 1 (June 1990), 9-38.

Nord, David Paul.  Faith in Reading: Religious Publishing and the Birth of Mass Media in America.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Norton, Wesley.  “Religious Newspapers in Antebellum Texas.”  Southwestern Historical Quarterly 79 (1975): 145-165.

Olasky, Marvin. “Journalism Historians and Religion.” American Journalism 6, no. 1 (1989): 41–53.

Olasky, Marvin N. “When World Views Collide: Journalists and the Great Monkey Trial.” American Journalism 4 (1987): 133–46.

Paulus, Michael J., Jr. “Archibald Alexander and the Use of Books: Theological Education and Print Culture in the Early Republic.” Journal of the Early Republic 31 (Winter 2011), 639–669.

Popowski, Mark D. The Rise and Fall of Triumph: The History of a Radical Roman Catholic Magazine, 1966–1976. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2012.

Portier, William L. “‘Good Friday in December’: World War II in the Editorials of Preservation of the Faith Magazine, 1939–1945.” U.S. Catholic Historian 27 (Spring 2009): 25–44.

Price, Barton. “Evangelical Periodicals and the Making of America’s Heartland, 1789–1900.”  PhD dissertation, Florida State University, 2011.

Raphael, Mark S. “Americanism as Seen through the Cincinnati Catholic Telegraph.” U.S. Catholic Historian 25 (Summer 2007): 51–73.  

Ripley, J. W.  “Another Look at the Rev. Mr. Charles M. Sheldon’s Christian Daily Newspaper.”  Kansas Historical Quarterly 31 (Spring 1965): 1-40.

Robinson, David M. “‘The New Epoch of Belief’: The Radical and Religious Transformation in Nineteenth-Century New England.”  New England Quarterly 79 (December 2006): 557–577.  

Rodgers, Ronald.  “Goodness isn’t News’: The Sheldon Edition and the National Conversation Defining Journalism’s Responsibility to Society.” Journalism History 34:4 (Winter 2009): 204-215.  

Rodgers, Ronald.  “One of the Most Crying Needs of the Present Time: The Call for a Christian Daily Newspaper.”  American Journalism 30:3 (Summer 2013): 393-413.

Rogers, Cynthia M.  “The Child’s Anti-Slavery Book and Other Sunday School Books of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1827–1880.” Methodist History 49 (October 2010): 4–19.

Romanowski, William D.  Reforming Hollywood: How American Protestants Fought for Freedom at the Movies.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Schultze, Quentin J.  “Evangelic Radio and the Rise of the Electronic Church, 1921-1948.”  Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media 32 (1988): 289-306.

Schultze, Quentin J.  American Evangelicals and the Mass Media.  Grand Rapids: Academic Books, 1990.

Shandler, Jeffrey.  Jews, God, and Videotape: Religion and Media in America.  New York: New York University Press, 2009.

Sillars, Leslie Darren. “The Mourning Papers: Death, Religion, and American Newspapers, 1690­2002.”  PhD dissertation, University of Texas, Austin, 2004.

Singleton, Brent D.  “The Moslem World: A History of America’s Earliest Islamic Newspaper and Its Successors.”  Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs 27:2 (August 2007): 297-307. 

Sloan, Wm. David, edMedia and Religion in American History.  Northport, AL: Vision Press, 2000.*

Smith, Erin.  What Would Jesus Read? Popular Religious Books and Everyday Life in 20th Century America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015.

Smith, Lisa. The First Great Awakening in Colonial American Newspapers: A Shifting Story. Lanham: Lexington, 2012.

Stamm, Michael. “Broadcasting Mainline Protestantism: The Chicago Sunday Evening Club and the Evolution of Audience Expectations from Radio to Television,” Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation 22:2 (Summer 2012): 233-264.

Stephens, Randall J. “‘There is Magic in Print’: The Holiness-Pentecostal Press and the Origins of Southern Pentecostalism.” in Southern Crossroads: Perspectives on Religion and Culture, ed. Walter H. Conser Jr. and Rodger M. Payne, 194–230.  Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2008.

Sternheimer, Karen.  Pop Culture Panics: How Moral Crusaders Construct Meanings of Deviance and Delinquency.  New York: Routledge, 2015.

Stoneman, Timothy H. B. “Preparing the Soil for Global Revival: Station HCJB’s Radio Circle, 1949–59.”  Church History 76 (March 2007): 114–155.

Sutton, Matthew Avery.  Aimee Semple McPherson and the Resurrection of Christian America.  Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007.

Sweet, Leonard I., ed.  Communication and Change in American Religious History. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1993. 

Taber, Rob. “The Church Enters the Media Age: Joseph F. Merrill and Gordon B. Hinckley.” Journal of Mormon History 35 (Fall 2009): 218–232.

Theus, Kathryn T. “From Orthodoxy to Reform: Assimilation and the Jewish-English Press of Mid-Nineteenth Century America.” American Journalism 1, no. 2 (1984): 15–26.

Thompson, Lawrance.  “The Printing and Publishing Activities of the American Tract Society from 1825 to 1850.”  Papers of the Bibliographic Society of America 35 (1941): 81-114.

Underwood, Doug.  From Yahweh to Yahoo: The Religious Roots of the Secular Press.  Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2002.

Ward, Mark, Sr.  “Give the Winds a Mighty Voice: Evangelical Culture as Radio Ecology.”  Journal of Radio and Audio Media 21:1 (May 2014): 115-133.

Warner, Donald.  Radio Priest: Charles Coughlin, Father of Hate Radio. New York: Free Press, 1996.

Willey, Susan K. “The Founding of the Dallas Morning News’ Religion Section.” Journalism History 33 (Winter 2008): 194–204.

Wosh, Peter J.  Spreading the Word: The Bible Business in Nineteenth Century America.  Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994.