Kate Bowler: Prosperity Gospel & the Church Today

DR. KATE BOWLER

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

3:00 p.m.
Discussion with Dr. Dennis Voskuil on “The Prosperity Gospel in the American Church Today” in Mulder Chapel

7:00 p.m.
Plenary address, “The Prosperity Gospel and the Dying” in Dimnent Chapel at Hope College

Dr. Kate Bowler is the Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity in North America at Duke Divinity School and author of Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel.

In 2015, she was diagnosed with stage IV cancer at age 35. The next year, she wrote a New York Times article that went viral, “Death, the Prosperity Gospel, and Me,” and in this month she released a memoir with Random House: Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved. While Dr. Bowler does not embrace the prosperity gospel, she describes it fairly and with insight. She embraces the Christian faith, bearing witness to Jesus Christ in this midst of this season.

Listen to the recent NPR podcast with Dr. Bowler, “A Stage-4 Cancer Patient Shares The Pain And Clarity Of Living ‘Scan-To-Scan'”.