Importing Faith Paperback

The Effect of American 'Word of Faith' Culture on Contemporary English Evangelical Revivalism

by Glyn J. Ackerley;

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Importing Faith

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Many twenty-first-century evangelical charismatics in Britain are looking for a faith that "works". They want to experience the miraculous in terms of healings and God-sent financial provision. Many have left the mainstream churches to join independent charismatic churches led by those who are perceived to have special insights into faith and to teach principles that will help believers experience the miraculous. But all is not rosy in this promised paradise and when people are not healed or they remain poor they are often told that it is because they did not have enough faith or are too negative. This study seeks to discover the origin of the principles that are taught by some charismatic leaders. Glyn Ackerley identifies them as the same ideas that are taught by the positive confession, health, wealth, and prosperity movement, originating in the United States. The origins of the ideas are traced back to New Thought metaphysics and its background philosophies of subjective idealism and American pragmatism. These principles were "imported" into the UK through contact between British leaders and those influenced and trained by American "word of faith" teachers.
Glyn Ackerley seeks to explain the persuasiveness of such teachers through examining case studies. He suggests their "miracles" may well have social and psychological explanations rather than divine origins.

Importing Faith by Glyn J. Ackerley was published by James Clarke & Co Ltd in July 2016. The ISBN for Importing Faith is 9780718894252.

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Details for Importing Faith

Page last updated 4th August 2017
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherJames Clarke & Co Ltd (July 2016)
Number of Pages308
Thickness20 mm
Height229 mm
Width153 mm
Product Code4450661
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