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Live Long and Prosper: How Black Megachurches Address HIV/AIDS and Poverty in the Age of Prosperity Theology

Sandra L. Barnes


Black megachurches and their pastors are often accused of: failing to use their considerable resources to help the poor; focusing on Prosperity Theology rather than social justice; requiring excessive monetary and time commitments of members; and, pilfering church coffers for the pastor's personal use. The debate continues about whether these congregations are doing all they can to address challenges in the Black community. Live Long and Prosper examines some of the motivations and subsequent programmatic efforts of Black megachurches in light of Prosperity or “Health and Wealth” Theology. Thi ... More

Keywords: Black, Megachurch, HIV/AIDS, Poverty, Prosperity Theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780823249565
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823249565.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sandra L. Barnes, author
Vanderbilt University