Like all forms of cultural transmission, television plays an important role in the communication and propagation of religion. When Constantin Perskyi first coined the term television in 1900 in an academic paper on selenium-based photoelectric capture and transmission systems, the Russian physicist could not have imagined that the phenomenon of which he spoke would one day achieve a place of centrality in peoples' lives the world over. To say that television has changed human life as we once knew it is to make a gross understatement. In fact, humanity still has a long way to go before we fully understand the capacities of television as a communicative, informative, and entertainment medium. There is no doubt that the human habituation to television has induced in us ...

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