Mennonites and Media: Mentioned in It, Maligned by It, and Makers of It
How Mennonites Have Been Portrayed in Media and How They Have Shaped Media for Identity and Outreach
Foreword by Donald B. Kraybill
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
226 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.41 in
- Published: December 2014
$30.00 / £27.00 / AU$40.00Buy
Steven Carpenter is Director of Development and Church Relations for MennoMedia, the publishing arm of Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada. For eight years he penned "Carpenter's Line," a regular column in the former Mennonite Weekly Review. He is a graduate of the Coast Guard Academy, a retired military officer, and a first-generation Mennonite. In 2011, he completed an MAR at Eastern Mennonite Seminary. He and his wife, Christine, live in Harrisonburg, VA.
"Mennonites and Media is a treasure trove of information about how Mennonites have been portrayed in various media and their involvement in portraying themselves and their beliefs. More than providing information, helpful as that is, Carpenter also offers analysis and notes the importance of media for doing mission. This is a resource I will refer to often as I explore the relationship of Mennonites and media in my own work."
--Gordon Houser, Associate Editor of The Mennonite, Newton, KS
"A cross between history lesson and anthology, Mennonites and Media is a wildly interesting, thought-provoking, expansive resource. Even born-and-bred Mennonites will gain new insights on how culture, faith, and heritage intersect."
--Rachel S. Gerber, author of Ordinary Miracles