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Winter 2009: Other Significant Articles


Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies 30:2 (2008).

An encounter between Trinitarian and Oneness Pentecostal theologians in dialogue produced a six-year study and report on commonalities and differences. Read the report and responses from both sides of the aisle. Some content from this issue is available online without a subscription at


Peter L. Berger, “‘You Can Do It!’: Two cheers for the prosperity gospel” Books & Culture (Sep/Oct 2008), page 14.

Across the theological spectrum, almost everyone thinks the “prosperity gospel” is a distortion of the good news of Jesus Christ, including Peter Berger. But before going along with the near-universal consensus, he points out that such consensuses are themselves usually dangerous to the truth. And, he says, the message of prosperity has brought two important teachings back to many congregations around the world: God doesn’t want you to be poor and you can do something about it. Read the article online at: [link revised June 4, 2014]


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About the Author: The editors are Raul Mock, Mike Dies, Joe Joslin, and Jim Dettmann with significant input from other writers including John Lathrop, Amos Yong, Tony Richie, and Kevin Williams.

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