“This is a stunningly empathetic book. By pushing far beyond caricature, Bowler has produced a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the prosperity gospel and how it is, even now, remaking the American religious landscape.”
-The Christian Century
How have millions of American Christians come to measure spiritual progress in terms of their financial status and physical well-being? How has the movement variously called Word of Faith, Health and Wealth, Name It and Claim It, or simply prosperity gospel come to dominate much of our contemporary religious landscape?
Kate Bowler, “Blessed Bodies: Prosperity as Healing within the African-American Faith Movement.” In Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing, edited by Candy Gunther Brown. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
“Roundtable: Kate Bowler’s Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel,” with John Wigger, John G. Turner, Randall Stephens, Jay Green, and a response by Kate Bowler. Fides et Historia. Summer/Fall 2015.