Prosperity and wealth

Simon Coleman, Martin Lindhardt

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Abstrakt

Prosperity can come in many forms: good health, material plenty, or harmonious social relations. Religions have historically encouraged followers to seek all of these goals, and have often suggested that they are linked not only with each other but also with the gaining of divine favour. The Abrahamic religions display related but not identical attitudes towards material prosperity. The medieval Roman Church established itself as a political and economic entity at one remove from royalty, and by 1100 the papacy probably owned up to a third of the arable land in Western Europe. Prosperity theology parallels classical Pentecostalism in its emphasis on the second baptism of the Spirit and charismatic gifts, but is distinctive in the degree to which it focuses on divine healing and material prosperity. Preachers repeatedly stress that wealth derived from a divine source comes without conditions and sacrifices.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelThe Routledge handbook of economic theology
RedaktørerStefan Schwarzkopf
ForlagRoutledge
Publikationsdatoapr. 2020
Sider126-133
Kapitel14
ISBN (Trykt) 9781138288850
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781315267623
DOI
StatusUdgivet - apr. 2020
NavnRoutledge International Handbooks

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