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    BMWs and McMansions: The Prosperity Gospel and American Congregational Life

    in Religion

    The prosperity gospel has been a hot topic of late. Both the Atlantic and Harper's magazines have done cover stories on the subject. And the churches have come under increasing fire for advocating it. But what is "prosperity gospel," and how is it shaping congregational life? And how has it come to capture so much of the American imagination? Is it a religious phenomenon alone? Join us on Wednesday as we chat with Kate Bowler--a professor at Duke University and an interviewee for the Atlantic article--about the myths, dangers, and watch-signs relating to prosperity gospel.