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Chapter 6: Interpreting Charismatic Televangelism: Pastors and the Divided Church
This chapter examines how Charismatic and non-Charismatic pastors in urban India are impacted by global and ‘glocal’ Charismatic televangelism primarily through the transnational satellite networks of God TV and Miraclenet.
In the first section the results of the findings on global televangelism are examined. This is followed by the second section where the results of the findings of ‘glocal’ televangelism, in particular, CBN's Solutions programme are examined.
To study the influence of Charismatic televangelism on the Protestant Church, I felt it was important to start with the church leaders. I decided to measure the reactions to and the influences of Charismatic television on selected Protestant pastors. I was also seeking their perceptions ...