Contextualizing the Prosperity Gospel in Germany: A Theological Assessment
The prosperity gospel is growing in its influence across evangelical denominational lines in Germany. Various forms of contextualizing the promise of health and wealth require careful theological interpretation. A multi-case study of three German church plants investigates their interpretation of prosperity teaching from an evangelical perspective. While the promise of physical wellbeing as a Christian birthright must be rejected as syncretism, prosperity teaching does not necessarily imply the abandonment of evangelical affirmations about conversion and transformative discipleship.