Book Reviews -- Popular Religious Magazines of the United States Edited by P. Mark Fackler and Charles H. Lippy

By Buddenbaum, Judith M. | Journalism History, Winter 1995 | Go to article overview

Book Reviews -- Popular Religious Magazines of the United States Edited by P. Mark Fackler and Charles H. Lippy


Buddenbaum, Judith M., Journalism History


P. Mark Fackler and Charles H. Lippy, eds. Popular Religious Magazines of the United States. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1995. 616 pp. $125.

In contrast to Religious Periodicals of the United States Academic and Scholarly Journals, which in 1986 profiled influential periodicals aimed at a scholarly audience, this companion volume focuses on popular religious periodicals intended for a lay audience. Of more than 10,000 such publications, the ninety-nine profiled in this volume are a nice blend of magazines currently available and others that are no longer in print.

For the most part, the editors accomplish their goal of introducing users to the "range of popular religious periodical literature that has flourished in the United States." There are magazines for a general audience and others designed for women or children, and they represent various types of publication and sponsorship arrangements. Some chart the development of denominations, religious organizations or movements; others promote personal religiosity, seek to attract new members or advance a religiously inspired cause. Most reflect America's Judeo-Christian heritage, but there also are some from non-Christian traditions.

Most of the magazines one would expect to find in a volume of this kind are included: A.D., American Bible Society Record, Campus Life, Christian Century, Christian Recorder, Christianity Today, Decision, Ensign, Guideposts, Moody Monthly, Sojourner, United Methodist Reporter, and Watchtower, to name but a few.

There also are some nice surprises, such as Door (formerly Wittenburg

sic

Door),which has used satire to comment on the American religious scene for almost twenty-five years. And there's Godey's Lady's Book, used by co-editor Sarah J. Hale as a vehicle for championing attitudes toward women, religion and culture that came to characterize middle class American Protestantism in the Victorian era.

No reference work of manageable size could include all of the magazines one might like to see profiled. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

Book Reviews -- Popular Religious Magazines of the United States Edited by P. Mark Fackler and Charles H. Lippy
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.