Saturday, February 25, 2017

MIPodcast #44—Kate Bowler's history of the prosperity gospel movement

"If you’ve never heard of a Christian movement scholars call “the prosperity gospel,” chances are you know some of its most famous proponents, like Joel Osteen or Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. “The prosperity gospel” is not officially associated with any particular denomination. It’s more a style of Christianity, one that emphasizes God’s desire to bless people—particularly and literally when it comes to wealth and health. Through your faith, you can become healthy and rich.

When historian Kate Bowler set out to write the book "Blessed: A History of the Prosperity Gospel Movement" she found herself being pulled into the book’s narrative in surprising ways."


Via: John Adams

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