Small Screen, Big Picture

Small Screen, Big Picture

Television and Lived Religion

Edited by Diane Winston

535 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in, hardcover does not include jacket

  • Hardcover
  • 9781481314794
  • Published: November 2020


  • Paperback
  • 9781602581852
  • Published: May 2009



A pioneering study at the intersection of religion and media, Small Screen, Big Picture treats television as a virtual meeting place where Americans across racial, ethnic, economic and religious lines find instructive and inspirational narratives. An interdisciplinary tour de force, this book describes how television converts social concerns, cultural conundrums and metaphysical questions into stories that explore and even shape who we are and would like to be--the building blocks of religious speculation.