Bookcover of The Social Effect of Prosperity Gospel on Poverty Reduction in Ghana
Booktitle:

The Social Effect of Prosperity Gospel on Poverty Reduction in Ghana

Scholars' Press (2016-07-22 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-659-84082-1

ISBN-10:
3659840823
EAN:
9783659840821
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Ghana is a country of contrasts; spectacular wealth exists side by side with devastating poverty. How does one make sense of this reality? Scholars from various disciplines have propounded various theories to account for this paradox; but religious beliefs are generally dismissed as irrelevant in such discourses. This book explores the notion of poverty and its interaction with the prosperity gospel among Ghanaian Neo-Prophetic adherents. Taking the seed faith element professed by many believers – “Give and you will receive” - as the underlying theory required for economic success, the research argues that the prosperity gospel in Neo-Pentecostal Accra is fraught with ambivalence. On the one hand, the doctrine seemingly embodies facets that have the potential to drive positive attitudes towards poverty alleviation; on the other hand,the same doctrine is eclipsed by religious rites that are clearly counterproductive to the socio-economic transformation believers themselves seek. This ambivalence, it is argued, partly explains the insignificant transformation experienced by many adherents in Neo-Pentecostal Accra.
Publishing house:
Scholars' Press
Website:
http://www.scholars-press.com
By (author) :
James Kwateng-Yeboah
Number of pages:
132
Published on:
2016-07-22
Stock:
Available
Category:
Religion / Theology
Price:
67.90 €
Keywords:
POVERTY REDUCTION, Prosperity Gospel, Neo-Pentecostal- Accra

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