The Prosperity “Gospel” in Africa – America’s ugliest export

The claims of the Nigerian pastor at the start were so outrageous that I wanted to pull out my hair (but i resisted, ’cause i already have thin hair and thinning scalp…). How could anyone say that faith is proportionate to giving, and that they must give in US dollars? I’m sorry (wait, actually I’m not) to say that I think the pastor is fleecing the people.

The Prosperity Gospel from The Global Conversation on Vimeo.

In November the Global Conversation focuses on the prosperity gospel—the teaching that true Christian faith results in material wealth and physical well-being. While it has its roots in America, it has found fertile soil on other continents as well. To accompany the lead article in Christianity Today by Ghanaian scholar Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, director Nathan Clarke went to Ghana to explore the forms the prosperity gospel takes in that West African nation.

Read about the “behind the scenes” story –

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