Book Signing for Professor Kate Bowler’s New Book "Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel"

Friday, October 4, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Duke Divinity School Library, Baker Methodist Reading Room
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Duke Divinity Library will hold a book signing for Professor Kate Bowler’s first book, "Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel." The book is the first comprehensive history of the rise of the American prosperity gospel, which began as diverse metaphysical, pentecostal, and self-help conceptions about the power of the mind and became one of the most influential popular religious movements of the last century.

Published in June by Oxford University Press, the book has attracted significant national and international media attention. Bowler is on the faculty of Duke Divinity School, where she is assistant professor of the history of Christianity in the United States.

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