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Salvation with a smile : Joel Osteen, Lakewood Church, and American Christianity / Phillip Luke Sinitiere.

Author/Creator:
Sinitiere, Phillip Luke, author.
Publication:
New York : New York University Press, [2015]
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Osteen, Joel.
Lakewood Church (Houston, Tex.) -- History.
Houston (Tex.) -- Church history.
Lakewood Church (Houston, Tex.).
Texas -- Houston.
Form/Genre:
Church history.
History.
Biographies.
Summary:
"Salvation with a Smile situates Lakewood Church in the context of American religious history and illuminates how Joel Osteen has parlayed an understanding of American religious and political culture into vast popularity and success,"--NoveList.
Contents:
John Osteen's Pentecost : the origins of Lakewood Church
John Osteen's prosperity gospel : faith and divine healing at the Oasis of Love
Joel Osteen's prosperity gospel, part I : "We believe in new beginnings"
Joel Osteen's prosperity gospel, part II : the mind, mouth, and body becoming better
Joel Osteen's tel-e-vangelism : the message and its media
Lakewood's charismatic core : healing hurts, extending hope
The redemptive self : finding and forging faith at Lakewood Church
Joel Osteen's piety of resistance : new Calvinism and evangelicalism's crisis of authority
Appendix A. Joel Osteen, "what the Resurrection means to us as believers" (1999)
Appendix B. Joel Osteen, "Vision Sunday" (1999).
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-299) and index.
ISBN:
9780814723883
0814723888
OCLC:
906010524
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