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Evangelicals incorporated : books and the business of religion in America /

Daniel Vaca.

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Author: Vaca, Daniel
Published: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2019.
Topics: Christian-owned business enterprises - United States. | Evangelicalism - Economic aspects - United States. | Christianity - Economic aspects - United States. | Christian literature - Publishing - United States. | Church and mass media - United States.
Regions: United States.
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Author: Vaca, Daniel, 1980-
Physical Description: 329 pages ; 24 cm
Includes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780674980112
0674980115 hardcover
Summary: "Long before evangelical Christians became known as a powerful political constituency, evangelicals were a profitable consumer constituency. In Evangelicals Incorporated Daniel Vaca argues that evangelical Christianity became a prominent form of religious life in the twentieth-century United States through commercial activity. To tell this story, Vaca focuses especially on the evangelical book industry, which not only has produced some of the bestselling titles in American history but also has inspired the world's largest secular media conglomerates to pursue evangelical markets. Drawing on corporate archives, personal letters, interviews, and more, [this work] explains how for-profit evangelical publishers and booksellers grew from modest roots to one of the most lucrative corners of the international book trade. By exploring areas of commercialism such as branding, retailing, marketing, and finance, Vaca illustrates how commercial media companies have cultivated and capitalized upon the expansive idea of evangelicalism since the end of the nineteenth century"--

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