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Blessed Bodies: Healing within the African American Faith Movement

Catherine Bowler

in Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393408
eISBN:
9780199894390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393408.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter reports ethnographic research on a storefront African American Word of Faith Church, Durham, North Carolina, that practices healing within a Prosperity Gospel. Faith is measured in the ... More


The Prosperity Gospel, Humanity, and the Problem of Judgement

Joel Robbins

in Theology and the Anthropology of Christian Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198845041
eISBN:
9780191880407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845041.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Theology

The prosperity gospel is a type of Christianity that is currently popular in many parts of the world, but it is also a form of the faith that is difficult for anthropologists to accept on its own ... More


A View of Ghana's New Christianity

Paul Gifford

in The Changing Face of Christianity: Africa, the West, and the World

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195177282
eISBN:
9780199835812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177282.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter observes and interprets new forms of independent Pentecostal Christianity emerging in Ghana, West Africa. The new churches emphasize faith healing, a prosperity gospel, and deliverance ... More


To Be Maladjusted: A Kingian Model for Church Renewal

Lewis V. Baldwin

in The Voice of Conscience: The Church in the Mind of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195380316
eISBN:
9780199869299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380316.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The ministry and mission of the Christian Church since the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., is examined in this chapter. Topics explored include the black church’s shift from protest to ... More


Introduction: The Gospel of the American Dream

Tony Tian-Ren Lin

in Prosperity Gospel Latinos and Their American Dream

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781469658957
eISBN:
9781469658971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469658957.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter introduces the reader to Prosperity Gospel Pentecostalism and Latin American immigrants. It shows how religious devotion and spiritual transformation are actually a form of assimilation ... More


The Prescription for the Dream

Tony Tian-Ren Lin

in Prosperity Gospel Latinos and Their American Dream

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781469658957
eISBN:
9781469658971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469658957.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on the formula that Prosperity Gospel teaches its adherents to obey in order to obtain prosperity and success. This chapter shows how average Prosperity Gospel believers ... More


Introduction: Pentecostalism and the Globalization of Illness and Healing

Candy Gunther Brown

in Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393408
eISBN:
9780199894390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393408.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The introduction explains why an edited volume, with contributed essays crafted around common questions, best describes divine healing practices and facilitates cross-cultural comparisons. Key terms ... More


Why Health and Wealth? Dimensions of Prosperity among Swedish Charismatics

Simon Coleman

in Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393408
eISBN:
9780199894390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393408.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Focusing on the Word of Life, founded by Ulf Ekman in Uppsala, Sweden, this chapter explores tensions and affinities between health-and-wealth aspects of the Prosperity Gospel. Both health and wealth ... More


Conclusion: The Dream of Meritocracy

Tony Tian-Ren Lin

in Prosperity Gospel Latinos and Their American Dream

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781469658957
eISBN:
9781469658971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469658957.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

I conclude by focusing on the global implications of Prosperity Gospel Pentecostalism. As a global phenomenon this Gospel of the American Dream could be having the same effects with adherents around ... More


Entering the Land of Milk and Honey

Fredrick C. Harris

in The Price of the Ticket: Barack Obama and Rise and Decline of Black Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199739677
eISBN:
9780190252489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199739677.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines ideological fissures in black politics, with particular reference to the Reverend Jeremiah Wright's controversial remarks about “God damn America.” It places Wright's statement ... More


Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel

Kate Bowler

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199827695
eISBN:
9780199345342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827695.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Blessed introduces a comprehensive history of the rise of the American prosperity gospel. What began as diverse metaphysical, pentecostal, and self-help conceptions about the power of the mind became ... More


Dreaming of Prosperity at Home

Tony Tian-Ren Lin

in Prosperity Gospel Latinos and Their American Dream

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781469658957
eISBN:
9781469658971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469658957.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The demands of Prosperity Gospel Pentecostalism on the family and gender roles are many. The home is a space where the paradox of Prosperity Gospel Pentecostalism is lived out daily. In traditional ... More


Introduction

Kate Bowler

in Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199827695
eISBN:
9780199345342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827695.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This section introduces the prosperity gospel as a diverse and popular religious movement with millions of followers. It outlines the book’s three purposes. First, the book introduces the major ... More


Communities of Dreamers

Tony Tian-Ren Lin

in Prosperity Gospel Latinos and Their American Dream

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781469658957
eISBN:
9781469658971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469658957.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter takes the reader into the world of Latino Prosperity Gospel Pentecostals. It offers an in-depth look at each of the three churches that are the subject of this book. Readers will ... More


Changed by the Dream

Tony Tian-Ren Lin

in Prosperity Gospel Latinos and Their American Dream

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781469658957
eISBN:
9781469658971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469658957.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Devotion to Prosperity Gospel beliefs and practices assists these Latino immigrants in pursuing the American Dream and helps them adjust to life in America. This chapter highlights the challenges to ... More


Enchanting Ireland

Mark Maguire and Fiona Murphy

in Integration in Ireland: The Everyday Lives of African Migrants

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780719086946
eISBN:
9781781704608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086946.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter opens with an ethnographic description of a ‘Jesus Walk’ through Drogheda, a ‘pilgrimage-like’ walk undertaken by migrants that aimed to bless and re-enchant the landscape of an Irish ... More


Prosperity Gospel Latinos and Their American Dream

Tony Tian-Ren Lin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781469658957
eISBN:
9781469658971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469658957.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In this immersive ethnography, Tony Tian-Ren Lin explores the reasons that Latin American immigrants across the United States are increasingly drawn to Prosperity Gospel Pentecostalism, a strand of ... More


World Christianity and the Reorganization of Disciplines: On the Emerging Dialogue between Anthropology and Theology

Joel Robbins

in Theologically Engaged Anthropology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198797852
eISBN:
9780191839177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797852.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter reviews recent changes in anthropology and theology to suggest that these changes bring them to a point where their paths are ready to cross. The change considered in anthropology is the ... More


Seeking the Welfare of the City: Assessing the Impact of Urban Congregations

Katie Day and Edd Conboy

in Faith on the Avenue: Religion on a City Street

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199860029
eISBN:
9780199358427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860029.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Urban congregations are often regarded as a benign presence, at best, or a drain on resources or sign of blight by policy makers and developers. This chapter analyses the attempts to measure their ... More


Pentecostal Ethics and the Prosperity Gospel: Is There a Prophet in the House?

Cheryl J. Sanders

in Afro-Pentecostalism: Black Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in History and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814797303
eISBN:
9780814789070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814797303.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the ethical, political, and ecclesiological significance of Pentecostal preaching, with particular emphasis on two perceived polarities: the prosperity gospel and the social ... More


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