Date of Award

1937

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Communication

Abstract

The object of this paper is to show the origins of the religious press in the Episcopal Church and to indicate why some publications were permanently successful and others were not. For this purpose the study begins with the earliest periodicals and continues to the year 1840, at which time there were twelve periodicals of general circulation in the American Episcopal Church, three of which have continued to 1937. The paper does not by any means present the complete story of religious journalism in the Episcopal Church. If it indicates the origins of Episcopal Church journalism and the roots from which it has grown it will have served its purpose. In that hope the writer sends forth the paper with a prayer that it may lead others, more competent than himself, to continue the study and present at some future date the complete story of religious journalism in the Episcopal Church.

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