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The prosperity gospel is a prominent feature of modern-day American Christianity, but rarely do we stop to ask where this understanding of Scripture came from. How did the Jesus of the Bible; who preached that it’s easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God; become the poster child for name-it-and-claim-it health, wealth, and happiness? This Throughline episode addresses that question by tracing the intellectual history of this pervasive theological strain. The show’s careful research includes interviews with premier scholars like Duke Divinity School’s Kate Bowler, author of Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel, and UPenn Professor and author of White Evangelical Racism, Anthea Butler. The content is challenging, enlightening, and nourishing food for thought for those of us who seek to follow Jesus of Nazareth and not the White American Jesus of capitalism and consumption.
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