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Blessed : a history of the American prosperity gospel

Blessed : a history of the American prosperity gospel

Author: Kate Bowler
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Church history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Bowler
ISBN: 9780199827695 0199827699 0190876735 9780190876739
OCLC Number: 812070122
Description: xi, 337 pages ; illustrations ; maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Gospels --
Faith --
Wealth --
Health --
Victory --
An American blessing --
Prosperity megachurch table, 2011 --
Naming names.
Responsibility: Kate Bowler.
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Catherine Bowler's Blessed represents the first attempt to examine the twentieth-century American prosperity gospel movement as a whole, seeking to introduce readers to its major figures and features.


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The great gift of this book is that Bowler takes the prosperity gospel on its own terms and offers it the kind of sustained engagement which has so far been lacking. * The Revd Jesse Zink, Church Read more...

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