Read ‘Televangelism in America today’ by Tim Dowling at www.guardian.co.uk
Then answer the following questions and discuss them in pairs:
- How does Prosperity Theology ‘fit’ the needs of American society?
- How do you think programmes such as the examples given would be received in the UK?
- Critics of religious market theory claim that televangelism only ‘preaches to the converted’. Do you think this is true?
- The writer takes a rather jokey view of televangelism. Find two examples in the article that confirm this.