Backlight: The Prosperity Gospel

Society & Culture
Prosperity gospel
Bregtje van der Haak
VPRO Television
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Not Islam, but Pentecostalism is the most successful religion on earth. It expands like a global brand, efficiently evangelising the planet. 25% of the 2 billion Christians in the world now belong to a Pentecostal church and 35,000 new members are born again through baptism every day. Wealth is good, so why not pray for a raise or a promotion at work? Backlight explores two of the new prosperity churches: the Australian-led C3 Church in Amsterdam, and the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Lagos, Nigeria.