«Succeed Here and in Eternity»

The Prosperity Gospel in Ghana
by Wilfred Asampambila Agana
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Publisher: Peter Lang

Series: Studies in Theology, Society and Culture

Publication Date: December 29, 2015

ISBN: 9783035396102

Binding: Kobo eBook

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This book presents a qualitative study of the ┬źGospel of Prosperity┬╗ preached by the Charismatic and Neo-Pentecostal churches in Ghana, with a particular focus on its soteriological significance. The author explores the concept of the Gospel of Prosperity from a number of different angles, surveying its historical and ideological background, analysing its specific context in a Ghanaian environment and, finally, looking at its theological and soteriological relevance, compared with classical Christian teaching and especially Catholic systematic teaching. The theological investigation carried out here reveals both divergences and convergences, demonstrating areas where the Catholic tradition is challenged by the Gospel of Prosperity as well as vice versa. This analysis of the strengths and weaknesses within both traditions constitutes a springboard for a possible dialogue and access to common ground. Such a dialogue should be of great interest not only because of its significance for theological scholarship, but also because of the practical influence it could have on the lives of Christians, both in Ghana and elsewhere in the West African subregion.