Did the Prosperity Gospel cause the market crash?

This month’s issue of The Atlantic has a provocative article by Hannah Rosin suggesting that the Prosperity Gospel, with its belief that those whom God loves, God blesses with material wealth may have had a significant role to play in the economic meltdown the world experienced last year.

(We posted earlier about this here on the Lead.)

The Immanent Frame has gone a step farther than we did and asked a number of leading religious scholars for their thoughts on the points made by Rosin in her article:

What can we say about the relationship between contemporary Christianity and Americans’ economic attitudes, behaviors, and notions of responsibility?

The respondents include John Cobb, Harvey Cox, and Sarah Posner among others.

You can read their thoughts here.

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