prosperity gospel


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prosperity gospel

n
(Protestantism) a modern version or, according to some, perversion of the gospel according to which the full blessings of God available to those who approach Him in faith and obedience include wealth, health and power
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Lausanne, 2010), 64, forthrightly denounces the prosperity gospel as unable to offer lasting solutions or deliverance from poverty.
Also known in PNG as the 'healthy, wealthy gospel', the prosperity gospel is a set of practices and ideas that views material wealth as an entitlement of believers to be claimed through faith.
The Prosperity Gospel (PG) has been caricatured as the ugliest form of Christian (in this case, Pentecostal) gospel, completely baptized in North American consumerism on the one hand and in an ostentatious Hollywood-style of life on the other.
Marshall sketches the rapid growth since the 1990s of solo ministries associated with the second wave of churches subscribing to the prosperity gospel.
Prosperity gospel offers a radically different interpretation of
The message of the prosperity gospel resonates among the new, vulnerable, black middle class, anxious about hanging onto economic gains.
Etuk, author of Recipe for Success: The 21 Indispensable Things That Can Help You Succeed in Life (Emida International Publishers, 2004) and a staunch Christian, believes prosperity gospel has taken root in this country, feeding the trend in which speakers say God is obligated to do as we demand.
This prosperity gospel has been a staple of popular Christianity in the United States ever since.
This was part of the prosperity gospel that had troubled Reinhold Niebuhr so much in the fifties, but it was an idea just right for the acquisitive eighties.
Whether critiquing the prosperity gospel of megachurches or opining in the New York Times that the Democratic Party desperately needs to develop a backbone, Dyson does not shy from controversy.
Prosperity gospel preachers have few qualms about how wealth is produced within the global capitalist economy.