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Nigeria’s ‘prosperity gospel’ Pentecostal churches may reinforce inequalities

Smith, Daniel Jordan (2021) Nigeria’s ‘prosperity gospel’ Pentecostal churches may reinforce inequalities. Africa at LSE (26 May 2021). Blog Entry.

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Over the past few decades in Nigeria, many millions of people have joined Pentecostal churches, and the most popular brand in recent years is known as the ‘prosperity gospel’. But while these hugely popular churches promise economic as well as spiritual rewards, they are also controversial. Even as their leaders condemn corruption, critics see these churches as contributing to a political culture that perpetuates inequality.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2021 13:15
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 11:09

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