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Acta Theologica

versión On-line ISSN 2309-9089
versión impresa ISSN 1015-8758

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VAN DER WATT, Gideon. "...But the poor opted for the Evangelicals!"- Evangelicals, poverty and prosperity. Acta theol. [online]. 2012, vol.32, suppl.16, pp.35-53. ISSN 2309-9089.

This article discusses developments in the historical discourse on evangelicalism, poverty and prosperity. Have the global evangelical celebrations of 2010 bridged the dichotomy between social responsibility (Ecumenicals) and the proclamation of salvation (Evangelicals)? The article focuses on the rapid growth of a specific brand of evangelicalism, namely "prosperity faith" as predisposition within the neoPentecostal churches, especially throughout sub-Saharan Africa. In an appreciative, but critical enquiry, this article reflects on the radical claim of dispensing "health and wealth" to the desperately poor. Are proponents of prosperity faith putting forward a credible answer to poverty, a new entrepreneurial and creative evangelical response to the call for social responsibility? Or will the poor ultimately be disillusioned? What challenges are posed to Evangelicals?

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