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The Oxford History of Popular Print CultureVolume Six: US Popular Print Culture 1860-1920$
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Christine Bold

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199234066

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199234066.001.0001

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Religion and Popular Print Culture

Religion and Popular Print Culture

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(p.277) Chapter 13 Religion and Popular Print Culture
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The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture
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Erin A. Smith

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199234066.003.0014

This chapter explores the link between religion and popular print culture in the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. More specifically, it examines the impact of religious books and other narratives on best-selling formulas, ways of reading, and the development of mass publishing. It first considers the business of religious publishing and the characteristics of popular religious texts, including social gospel novels and those dealing with the Bible before turning to the Christians’ relationship to fiction. Finally, it discusses the controversy surrounding religious fiction.

Keywords:   religion, popular print culture, United States, religious books, reading, religious publishing, social gospel novels, Bible, Christians, religious fiction

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