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Prosperity Gospel Latinos and Their American Dream

Tony Tian-Ren Lin


In this immersive ethnography, Tony Tian-Ren Lin explores the reasons that Latin American immigrants across the United States are increasingly drawn to Prosperity Gospel Pentecostalism, a strand of Protestantism gaining popularity around the world. Lin contends that Latinos embrace Prosperity Gospel, which teaches that believers may achieve both divine salvation and worldly success, because it helps them account for the contradictions of their lives as immigrants. Weaving together his informants’ firsthand accounts of their religious experiences and everyday lives, Lin offers poignant insight ... More

Keywords: Latinos, Hispanic, Prosperity Gospel, Pentecostalism, American Dream, Immigration, Religion, Meritocracy, Assimilation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781469658957
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469658957.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tony Tian-Ren Lin, author
New York Theological Seminary