The origin of the prosperity gospel is most often linked to the influence of American Pentecostal Christianity, particularly to Oral Roberts and his concept of “seed faith.” In light of this, this study seeks to understand Oral Roberts’ concepts of poverty and prosperity by exploring the psychology of his own experience of poverty. It will suggest that the biology of inequality he experienced as a child shaped the development of his prosperity theology.
Isgrigg, Daniel D.
""I Tried Poverty": Exploring the Psychological Impact of Poverty and Prosperity in the Life of Oral Roberts,"
Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology: Vol. 5
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalshowcase.oru.edu/spiritus/vol5/iss1/4
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