Death, the Prosperity Gospel and Me

In The New York Times, Kate Bowler writes on the history of prosperity gospel in North America in the context of her recent diagnosis with late-stage cancer. “The prosperity gospel has taken a religion based on the contemplation of a dying man and stripped it of its call to surrender all,” she writes. “Perhaps worse, it has replaced Christian faith with the most painful forms of certainty. The movement has perfected a rarefied form of America’s addiction to self-rule, which denies much of our humanity.”

Read at The New York Times

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