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Live long and prosper : how Black megachurches address HIV/AIDS and poverty in the age of prosperity theology

Author: Sandra L Barnes
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This title offers an intriguing examination of 16 representative black megachurches and explores some of their motivations and subsequent programmatic efforts in light of prosperity or 'health and wealth' theology.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: $IPrint version$z9780823249565
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra L Barnes
ISBN: 9780823250622 0823250628 9780823252619 0823252612 0823249573 9780823249572 9780823249596 082324959X
OCLC Number: 859674271
Description: 1 online resource (256 pages)
Contents: Introduction: the Black megachurch --
The calling and the corner --
Black megachurch theology: making the Word flesh! --
Black megachurches and HIV/AIDS: beliefs and behavior in unsettled times --
Poverty as a frame continuum --
Conclusion: the Black megachurch in the new millennium: responding to social problems.
Responsibility: Sandra L. Barnes.

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