How American Life Is Impacted By The Prosperity Gospel: Throughline: NPR
The prosperity gospel is a mixture of theology and capitalism which equates wealth with goodness, prosperity with virtue. He helped shape the larger ideology of American capitalism we live with today.
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Donald Trump and Dr. Norman Vincent Peale in 1988 in New York, New York.
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Evangelist Oral Roberts seen praying for the healing of a baby in 1964.
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In the New Testament, Jesus said that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God. In America today, many Christians believe in something radically different. In what is called the prosperity gospel, wealth is a sign of virtue and favor from God. The effects of this belief can be seen throughout American life, from business to politics to social policy.
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