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

Posted on May 12, 2015 by PLT Staff

Paper given by Ted Ownby during the third meeting of the Lived Theology and Power Workgroup in Montgomery, Alabama. Ownby discusses Methodist preacher Donald Wildmon and the theology behind his activism and confrontational ministry.

Excerpt: “For Wildmon, the most troubling and especially the most pervasive face of a generally modernist perspective came through entertainment media. His narrative of recent history is one of steep decline, brought on by television, and people in churches did not really notice while the agents of an insidious form of modernism more or less took over.”

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