Prosperity Theology and the Gospel: Good News or Bad News for the Poor?

edited by J Daniel Salinas

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Retail: $24.95
Size: 6 x 9 inches
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Pub Date: September 2017
ISBN: 9781683070498
ISBN-13: 9781683070498
Item Number: 070498
Categories: Christian Living; Religion and Culture

Product Description

Prosperity theology—the belief that financial and physical well-being is God’s will for his followers—has become prevalent in modern-day Christianity. For Christians looking to better understand how it is affecting the life and growth of the church around the world, this book is an accessible and practical resource.

Evaluating the prosperity theology movement from a biblical and evangelical perspective, the authors encourage readers to think critically about the ways in which the theology we follow can lead toward or away from the kingdom of God. Prosperity Theology and the Gospel is in four parts: The first part turns our attention to God’s word and looks at what the Bible says about the issue of prosperity. Part 2 looks at the issue from different perspectives— be it historical, ethical, or sociological. Part 3 considers the impact of prosperity theology in different regions of the world through several case studies. Part 4 proposes how we might respond to some of the challenges we have identified and what could be a way forward for us all. Each chapter is followed by ideas for further thought and discussion.

Contributors include Femi Adeleye, Christopher Wright, Joel Tejedo, Valdir and Maicon Steuernagel, and many others.

Produced in partnership with the Lausanne Library.

Editor Bio

J Daniel Salinas earned his Masters in Biblical Theology from Wheaton College Graduate School and his PhD in Historical Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of several books and serves as International Partnership Coordinator of the Theological Education Initiative, a programme of the United World Mission. He has previously served as a staff worker for IFES movements in Colombia, Bolivia, and Paraguay; and as a facilitator for Langham Preaching in Latin America.