What Is Prosperity Gospel? And Why Are Its Pastors Flocking to Trump? | WBEZ
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What Is Prosperity Gospel? And Why Are Its Pastors Flocking to Trump?

There’s a common thread among the big name preachers supporting Republican nominee Donald Trump. Many of them come from a booming Christian movement known as prosperity gospel. The televangelist-led faith is even playing an important role in this week's Republican National Convention with one of its own, Pastor Mark Burns, speaking. Morning Shift talks to Kate Bowler, author of Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel, about what prosperity gospel is and how it's influencing this year’s election.

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