Pentecostalism and Prosperity: The Socio-Economics of the Global Charismatic Movement

Hardcover | February 15, 2012

EditorAmos Yong, Katherine Attanasi

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While there are a growing number of researchers who are exploring the political and social aspects of the global Renewal movement, few have provided sustained socio-economic analyses of this exploding transnational phenomenon. The editors and contributors to this volume offer perspectives stating that such assessments are important, especially in light of the growth of the Renewal movement in the two-thirds world. Further, assessment of the role of Renewal Christianity's socio-economic practices may illuminate trends in the global economy that have broader implications and consequences.

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While there are a growing number of researchers who are exploring the political and social aspects of the global Renewal movement, few have provided sustained socio-economic analyses of this exploding transnational phenomenon. The editors and contributors to this volume offer perspectives stating that such assessments are important, es...

Amos Yong is the J. Rodman Williams Professor of Theologyat Regent University School of Divinity. Katherine Attanasi is an assistant professor of Religious Studies at Regent University School of Undergraduate Studies.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:278 pages, 9.72 × 5.66 × 0.84 inPublished:February 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230338283

ISBN - 13:9780230338289

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Introduction: Pentecostalism and Prosperity: Historical and Global Contexts - Katherine L. Attanasi * PART 1: THEOLOGY AND ETHICS OF PROSPERITY *A Typology of the Prosperity Theology: A Religious Economy of Global Renewal or a Renewal Economics? - Amos Yong *Stop Worrying and Start Sowing! A Phenomenological Account of the Ethics of "Divine Investment" - Jonathan L. Walton * PART II: PROSPERITY IN PRACTICE *Risky Careers and Spirit-Guided Prosperity: How Prosperity Theology is Uniquely Suited to the Uncertain Work Lives of Christians in Advanced Capitalism - Gerardo Marti *Under the Radar: Pentecostalism in South Africa and Its Potential Social and Economic Role - Centre for Development and Enterprise, Johannesburg, South Africa *The Prosperity Gospel among Filipino Catholic Charismatics - Katharine L. Wiegele * The Prosperity Gospel in Brazilian Pentecostalism - Paul Freston * Pentecostal Paradigms of National Economic Prosperity in Africa - Nimi Wariboko * PART III: RESPONSES * An Economist’s Response - Douglas A. Hicks * A Historian’s Response - R. Andrew Chesnut

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"The stunning spread of Pentecostalism may be the most important religious reality of the late twentieth and earlytwenty-first centuries. But the movement is so multi-faceted it is hard to say: What does its growth mean for the globalized world or for the larger church? The burdgeoing of 'prosperity preaching' among Penecostals puts this question more pointedly. Why has this preaching been so well received? Is it a betrayal of the Gospel or retrieval of one of its vital overlooked dimensions? This balanced and well-documented collection addresses these and other issues about the fastest growing theological current in the fastest growing Christian movement. No one seriously concerned about the role of Christianity in thetwenty-first century should miss reading it." - Harvey Cox, author of The Future of Faith