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Prosperity in African American Religion

Milmon F. Harrison

in Righteous Riches

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780195153132
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199784578 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195153138.003.0007
 Prosperity in African American Religion

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This chapter begins with a discussion of the significant role played by African Americans in other religious movements that have synthesized New Thought metaphysics with evangelical, charismatic Christianity. It then discusses African American religious materialism, economic development and the contemporary Black church, Christian capitalism in the African American community, and Black megachurches.

Keywords: African Americans; religious movements; Word of Faith Movement; charismatic Christianity; churches

Chapter.  6638 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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