Prosper, consume and be saved

Marion Maddox*

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A Sydney-based megachurch with global reach, well-known for its “prosperity gospel” of financial acquisition, has developed an additional strand: a detailed theology of consumption. The affinity between a theology of guilt-free—indeed, obligatory—consumption and late capitalism goes some way towards explaining the attraction this minority strand of Christianity holds for politicians, including those without personal religious commitments, in a secular electorate.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-115
Number of pages8
JournalCritical Research on Religion
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • envy evangelism
  • Hillsong
  • prosperity gospel
  • religion and politics
  • theology of consumption


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