The Pentecostal prosperity gospel in Nigeria: paradoxes of corruption and inequality

@article{Smith2021ThePP,
  title={The Pentecostal prosperity gospel in Nigeria: paradoxes of corruption and inequality},
  author={Daniel Jordan Smith},
  journal={The Journal of Modern African Studies},
  year={2021},
  volume={59},
  pages={103 - 122}
}
  • D. Smith
  • Published 1 March 2021
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Modern African Studies
Abstract Preachers of the prosperity gospel in Nigeria criticise politicians’ greed and government corruption, even as many church leaders amass great wealth themselves. Drawing on ethnographic research, this article explores the relationship between Pentecostalism's prosperity gospel and political culture in Nigeria, especially as it pertains to problems of inequality and corruption. The analysis builds on a case study of one particular prosperity church in the city of Umuahia. It addresses… 

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