Lindvall received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and served as the former president of Regent University.
Lindvall, Terry. Sanctuary Cinema: Origins of the Christian Film Industry. New York: New York University Press, 2007.
Lindvall, Terry. The Silents Of God: Selected Issues & Documents In Silent American Film & Religion, 1908-1925. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2001.
Lindvall, Terry. The Mother of all Laughter: Sarah & the Genesis of Comedy. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 2003.
Lindvall, Terrence R., William J. Brown, and John D. Keeler. "Audience Responses to The Passion of the Christ." Journal of Media and Religion 6.2 (2007): 87-107.
Lindvall, Terry, ed. Opening the Doors: Faith and Literature. Boston: Beford/St. Martin Press, 2008.
Lindvall, Terry. "Silent Cinema and Religion: An Overview (1895-1930)." The Routledge Companion to Religion and Film. Ed. John Lyden. New York: Routledge, 2009.
Lindvall, Terry, ed.. Opening the Doors: Faith and Literature. Boston: Beford/St. Martin Press, 2008.
Lindvall, Terry. "God in the Saddle: Silent Western Films as Protestant Sermons." Australian Religious Studies Review 21.3 (2009): 318-344.
Lindvall, Terry."Local Television Evening News." State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2008. Ed. James V. Koch. Old Dominion University, 2008.
Lindvall, Terry. "Sundays in Norfolk: Toward a Protestant Utopia Through Film Exhibition in Norfolk, Virginia, 1910-1920." Going to the Movies: Hollywood and the Social Experience of Cinema. Eds. Richard Maltby, Melvyn Stokes, and Robert Allen. Exeter, UK: University of Exeter Press, 2008. 76-93.
Lindvall, Terry. "Cinema Virtue, Cinema Vice: Race, Religion, and Film Exhibition in Norfolk, Virginia, 1908-1922." Hollywood in the Neighborhood: Historical Case Studies of Local Moviegoing. Ed. Kathryn Fuller-Seeley. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008. 91-103.
Lindvall, Terry. "Moving from Film to Digital Movies." Understanding Evangelical Media: The Changing Face of Christian Communication. Eds. Quentin J. Schultze and Robert H. Woods. Downers Grove, IL:InterVarsity Press, 2008. 58-70.