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- A History of the American Prosperity Gospel
- By: Kate Bowler
- Narrated by: Kate Bowler
- Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
How have millions of American Christians come to measure spiritual progress in terms of their financial status and physical well-being? How has the movement variously called Word of Faith, Health and Wealth, Name It and Claim It, or simply prosperity gospel come to dominate much of our contemporary religious landscape? Kate Bowler's Blessed is the first book to fully explore the origins, unifying themes, and major figures of a burgeoning movement that now claims millions of followers in America.
Great research, fascinating information
- By Jonathan Barlow on 02-25-15
Thorough and balanced scholarly review of the prosperity gospel
In addition to being well researched and thoroughly read what I appreciate about this book is that Dr. Bowler tries to stay balanced and fairly unbiased in her arguments OK. This is not an attack manual on the prosperity gospel but a detailed history on how the prosperity gospel grew out of the Pentecostal movement and developed into its own segment of the Christian faith. The book is very well written and references a wealth of literature that will give you insight to the key figures historical account and analyses that have previously been done on the topic.no matter how you feel about the prosperity theology I think this book would be of value to you as in a give you insights into how to develop what a lot of the believe sign and how followers of the theology do you Christianity through the lens of the prosperity gospel.