Who did not hear about Prosperity Gospel ? However, even if it's easy and simple to remember, the label misleading.
The more I read (for example, Blessed, from Kate Bowler, and Coleman, The Globalization of Charismatic Christianity) and the more I do field research (In France, Congo, Madagascar Burkina Faso etc), the more I come to realize that there is at least FIVE distinct theologies behind the "Prosperity Gospel" label. In a nutshell, let me share these varieties with you:
-A magico-religious variety
-A performative variety (Word of Faith)
- A gift /countergift version (Mauss)
-A contract variety (Covenant, Laws of the Kingdom)
-A postcolonial version
To be followed....