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Donald Wildmon, the American Family Association, and the Theology of Media Activism

Ted Ownby

in Politics and Religion in the White South

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780813123639
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134758 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813123639.003.0010
Donald Wildmon, the American Family Association, and the Theology of Media Activism

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This chapter examines the theology behind the media activism of Donald Wildmon, founder of the American Family Association (AFA). It aims to explain how Wildmon understand religion and its relationship to public action and how does religion change for evangelical Christians like him who had once been reluctant to address public issues when they become conservative activists. It also explores how religious organizations in the U.S. dealt with the entertainment industries and discusses Wildmon's relevant theological beliefs.

Keywords: Donald Wildmon; media activism; theology; AFA; evangelical Christians; conservative activists

Chapter.  10381 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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