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We are being formed by these economic structures that have taken over our social worlds. The practice of tithing on credit - with money you don't have - betting on some future return, is a form of speculative faith. In a way, Christianity has done that for a really long time, I don't think it's something entirely specific to prosperity Christianity. What's specific about these kinds of prosperity Christians is that they were using credit cards, that there was a financialization of faith.

Religious studies scholar Rebecca C. Bartel on debt as a fulcrum between prosperity Christianity and neoliberal market reforms in Colombian society, and her book Card-Carrying Christians: Debt and the Making of Free Market Spirituality in Colombia from University of California Press.

 


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