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Righteous Riches: The Word of Faith Movement in Contemporary African American Religion

Milmon F. Harrison


Does God want us to be wealthy? Many people believe that God offers not only eternal joy in the hereafter but also material blessings in the here and now. Other Christians see this “prosperity theology”, as nothing more than vulgar materialism, incompatible with orthodox Christianity. This book examines the Word of Faith movement, an independent, non-denominational Christian movement that preaches the so-called “health and wealth gospel”. Drawing on the author's personal experiences as a former insider and in-depth interviews with members, this book takes the reader inside the movement, reveal ... More

Keywords: materialism, Word of Faith, prosperity theology, orthodox Christianity, African Americans

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195153132
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006 DOI:10.1093/0195153138.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Milmon F. Harrison, author
University of California, Davis
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