The Ring of Fire brought back more that just technology, law, culture, and history. Religions, and religious thought that had yet to occur to the 17th century suddenly appeared.
At the same time, the Voice of America is selling radio time...
Televangelism in 17th century Germany. What could be more fun?
This story was previously serialized in the Grantville Gazette,
A worthy addition to the 1632 series, this is one of a series of new books published under the imprint of the "Ring of Fire Press." to make available stories and information which there simply isn't time for in Baen's publishing schedule. These stories were simply too long to be included in any of the paper anthologies published by Baen Books. At the same time, we felt it would be useful (and hopefully popular) to put them together in unitary volumes so that people who want to re-read them, or read them for the first time, don't have to hunt for them scattered over a number of separate issues of the magazine.