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Prosperity Gospel
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Prosperity Gospel (PG) has come to be regarded as the fastest growing strand of global Christianity. Referred to also as “health and wealth,” “name it, claim it” and “Faith Gospel,” PG is said to be crucial to the expansion of Pentecostalism in the Global South and to have extended even into secular as well as non-Christian milieus, such as Islam (Heuser in Heuser 2015). At the same time, PG is said to represent one of the most controversial movements of contemporary Christianity. This is especially the case if PG is read through the lenses of w…

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Maltese, Giovanni, “Prosperity Gospel”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 22 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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