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Money matters in Pentecostal circles

Show simple item record Theron, Jacques 2011-11-29T13:12:10Z 2011-11-29T13:12:10Z 2011
dc.identifier.citation Theron, J 2011, 'Money matters in Pentecostal circles', Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 153-171. en
dc.identifier.issn 10170499
dc.description Peer reviewed en
dc.description.abstract This article focuses on a number of different but interrelated issues concerning Pentecostalism. Noteworthy, in terms of money matters, are references to the fact that Pentecostalism started among mostly poor people. However, it is clear that right from the start the Movement grew phenomenally in terms of adherents and in its ability to acquire large sums of money. Gradually the Movement also gained respect among people from other levels of society. These developments caused changes in the way money matters were dealt with. A new theology – not accepted by all Pentecostals – was developed. Within some variations of the "Prosperity Gospel", God's blessings as well as success in life are measured along monetary lines. This article tries to explore these developments. It also refers to a research report on the importance of the money power of Pentecostals in South Africa, showing how this Movement has become an important factor in the lives of millions of South Africans. Specific references are made to the financial buying power of Pentecostals and the megachurch buildings that are being erected at present. At the end, comments are presented on how new theologies closely related to money issues will influence Pentecostalism as well as other churches theologically and in practical terms in the future. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (20 leaves) en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Church history Society of Southern Africa en
dc.subject Money matters en
dc.subject Pentacostalism en
dc.subject.ddc 289.940968
dc.subject.lcsh Pentecostal churches -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Wealth -- Religious aspects -- Christianity en
dc.subject.lcsh Success -- Religious aspects -- Christianity en
dc.title Money matters in Pentecostal circles en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department Research Institute for Theology and Religion en

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