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Why Electing Donald Trump Was a Triumph for the Prosperity Gospel

posted on November 30, 2016

For The Washington Post, Michael Schulson writes that the prosperity gospel has been unexpectedly elevated in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory. Several of Trump’s early faith advisors during the campaign—Paula White, Mark Burns, and Darrell Scott, among them—are prosperity gospel preachers. Schulson calls it a “a diffuse American Christian movement that links faith, positive thinking and material wealth.” He writes, “Trump’s affinity for the language and style of the prosperity gospel is part of a larger end run around traditional evangelical authorities, many of whom see the prosperity gospel as a kind of heresy, and many of whom were hesitant to embrace Trump’s candidacy.”

Read at The Washington Post