Paul Naumann

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Paul Raabe

Scripture References in this Resource

Isaiah 53:4; Deuteronomy 8:18; Galatians 3:13-14; Exodus 15:26; Joshua 1:8; Proverbs 23:7; Proverbs 6:2; Genesis 26:12; 2 Samuel 24:3; Matthew 13:8; 23; Matthew 19:29; Mark 10:30; Luke 8:8; Isaiah 45:11; Genesis 13:15-17; Genesis 13:2; Genesis 26:3-4; Genesis 28:13; Genesis 27:28; Exodus 3:8; Exodus 23:20; Deuteronomy 7:14-15; Ezekiel 36:13; Genesis 31:38; Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 4:40; John 10:10; Amos 9:13; Exodus 23:26; Exodus 23:29; Exodus 14:14; Deuteronomy 3:22; Leviticus 26:9; Genesis 3:8


Certain factions among Fundamentalism, Pentecostalism, Neo-Pentecostalism, Millennialism, and media religion (or what is frequently termed the "Electronic Church") proclaim what amounts to a gospel of success and physical/material prosperity. It can be systematized into three main teachings, with some overlap. They are 1) divine healing or divine health (i.e. never getting sick to begin with) 2) positive confession (i.e. we have what we say or" claim") and finally 3) material prosperity. For our purposes we shall put these all together and refer to them generally as "Prosperity Theology" without drawing a distinction between bodily and material wellbeing.

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