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The Resource Blessed : a history of the American prosperity gospel, Kate Bowler

Blessed : a history of the American prosperity gospel, Kate Bowler

Label
Blessed : a history of the American prosperity gospel
Title
Blessed
Title remainder
a history of the American prosperity gospel
Statement of responsibility
Kate Bowler
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. Bowler traces the roots of the prosperity gospel: from the touring mesmerists, metaphysical sages, pentecostal healers, business oracles, and princely prophets of the early 20th century; through mid-century positive thinkers like Norman Vincent Peale and revivalists like Oral Roberts and Kenneth Hagin; to today's hugely successful prosperity preachers. Bowler focuses on such contemporary figures as Creflo Dollar, pastor of Atlanta's 30,000-member World Changers Church International; Joel Osteen, known as "the smiling preacher," with a weekly audience of seven million; T.D. Jakes, named by Time magazine one of America's most influential new religious leaders; Joyce Meyer, evangelist and women's empowerment guru; and many others. At almost any moment, day or night, the American public can tune in to these preachers-on TV, radio, podcasts, and in their megachurches-to hear the message that God desires to bless them with wealth and health. Bowler offers an interpretive framework for scholars and general readers alike to understand the diverse expressions of Christian abundance as a cohesive movement bound by shared understandings and common goals"--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bowler, Kate
Dewey number
277.3/083
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BR1643.5
LC item number
.B68 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Faith movement (Hagin)
  • Faith movement (Hagin)
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Blessed : a history of the American prosperity gospel, Kate Bowler
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gospels -- Faith -- Wealth -- Health -- Victory -- American blessing -- Megachurch table -- Naming names
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 337 pages ;
Isbn
9780199827695
Lccn
2012038602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations ; maps
System control number
  • 3238832
  • (OCoLC)812070122
  • (OCoLC)ocn812070122
  • 1959271
  • 3238832
Label
Blessed : a history of the American prosperity gospel, Kate Bowler
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gospels -- Faith -- Wealth -- Health -- Victory -- American blessing -- Megachurch table -- Naming names
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 337 pages ;
Isbn
9780199827695
Lccn
2012038602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations ; maps
System control number
  • 3238832
  • (OCoLC)812070122
  • (OCoLC)ocn812070122
  • 1959271
  • 3238832

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