Conference on Theological Education and Communications Technology, I

Citation: 
United Theological Seminary, "Conference on Theological Education and Communications Technology, I," November 8, 1990.
Abstract: 

This conference gathered fourteen presenters, whose papers ranged over the history of communications and theological education in the United States. Papers on Colonial America included: "Protestantism and Capitalism: Print Culture and Individualism," by Martin E. Marty; "Puritan Preaching and Literacy: 'The Technology of the Elect,'" by Harry S. Stout; and "Puritanism and the Use of Media: A Source of Both Continuity and Change," by Charles E. Hambrick Stowe. The "Early National Period" included: "From Orality to Textuality: The Circuit Rider Dismounts and Remounts," by Gregory Schneider; "The Formation of Seminary Education: Theological and the Logical in Ministerial Training," by Glen T. Miller; and "Millennialism and the Communications Revolution," by James H. Moorehead. Papers on "Nineteenth Century America" were: "Technological Change and the Character of Community Life," by Ronald J. Zboray; "The Colporteur and the Evangelical Origins of Mass Media," by David Paul Nord; and "Enlightenment and Evangelical Eras Combined," by Mark A. Noll. The final grouping was "Contemporary Mediatized Society" and included: "Preaching Between the Ages at a Time When Electronic Media is Developing and Possibly Reforming Consciousness," by David G. Buttrick; "Oral Roberts: Media Pioneers and Mass Religious Culture," by Edwin Harrell; "The Clergy and the Image as the Primary Currency of Cultural Communication," by Leonard I. Sweet; "The Panopticon as a Model for Understanding Public and Private Communication in an Electronic Media Era," by John Staudenmaier; and "An Image Culture and New Forms of Spirituality," by Catherine L. Albanese. (KA)

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United Theological Seminary
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