Prosperity Delusion

Author: Marc Garcia


ISBN: 0988470349

Category: Religion

Page: 76

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An insightful, empowering (not critical) look at the "prosperity gospel" that will shake the foundation. Our frame of believing has been conditioned to either embrace it or despise it with a passion. So what does true prosperity look like? When it comes down to "shoe leather walking out faith" what is prosperity? Does it look like cars, houses, bank accounts? Come and discover and perhaps redefine what prosperity is. Let's re-frame some delusions concerning this "prosperity gospel". Are you ready?
Is Our Prosperity a Delusion?

Author: Amos W Stetson

Publisher: Legare Street Press

ISBN: 1013504887


Page: 84

View: 814

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
The Fourth Pentecostal Wave in South Africa

Author: Solomon Kgatle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000769968

Category: Religion

Page: 198

View: 778

This book critically examines contemporary Pentecostalism in South Africa and its influence on some of the countries that surround it. Pentecostalism plays a significant role in the religious life of this region and so evaluating its impact is key to understanding how religion functions in Twenty-First Century Africa. Beginning with an overview of the roots of Pentecostalism in Southern Africa, the book moves on to identify a current "fourth" wave of this form of Christianity. It sets out the factors that have given rise to this movement and then offers the first academic evaluation of its theology and practice. Positive aspects as well as extreme or negative practices are all identified in order to give a balanced and nuanced assessment of this religious group and allow the reader to gain valuable insight into how it interacts with wider African society. This book is cutting-edge look at an emerging form of one of the fastest-growing religions in the world. It will, therefore, be of great use to scholars working in Pentecostalism, Theology, Religious Studies and African Religion as well as African Studies more generally.
The Fate of Desire

Author: James S. Hans

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9781438405681

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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The Fate of Desire examines the problems of living in a decentered world. Assuming that the poststructuralist declaration of the end of man is an essential aspect of our current ways of thinking, the book focuses on the positive values inherent in this shift. In substituting multiplicity and fields of play for identity and hierarchy, and in distinguishing between desire as fullness and desire as lack, Hans argues for a vision of existence that is based on the difficulties Nietzsche posited as an inevitable part of fully affirming the rich but tragic nature of life. These reconceptions of the human scene redefine self-discipline in terms of understanding and loving one's fate. Instead of providing yet one more critique of the flawed values through which the Western world has constituted itself, The Fate of Desire takes up the task of weighing the things of the world anew, revaluing them in terms of our present understanding of our positions in the world. Hans suggests that if we are fated to be driven by desire, and if we are led to accept the ways in which our desire manifests itself according to our own individual fates, there is still every reason to believe that humans can find a productive way of understanding and fully occupying their place in the world.