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Jesus, Chief Executive: The Gospel of Health & Wealth at the Core of American Religion

While scholars of American religions are beginning to pay increasing attention to the spread of the Prosperity Gospel at home and abroad, less attention has been spent on the dimensions of American life that support this theological worldview. The objective of this lecture is to introduce listeners to the Prosperity Gospel, also known as the “Health and Wealth Gospel” and to demonstrate how it has its roots, in part, in the industrial revolution and valorization of business enterprise.

Jonathan Walton, Ph.D.
Dean of the School of Divinity
Presidential Chair of Religion and Society
Dean of Wait Chapel
Wake Forest University, School of Divinity

DATE: March 31, 2016
TOPIC: Research and Scholarship
TYPE: Video
SOURCE: Lake Institute Events
KEYWORDS: Christianity, Wealth
AUTHOR: Jonathan Walton