oa Conspectus : The Journal of the South African Theological Seminary - The appeal of the word of Faith Movement - research

Volume 26 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1996-8167



Theologians are often mystified by the popular appeal of the Word of Faith Movement. Although biblical scholars have deconstructed the movement’s core teachings to the point where one would not expect the movement to retain a substantial following or exert significant influence, it remains the largest and fastest growing expression of Christian faith in many parts of Africa. The objective of this article is to explain the appeal of the Word of Faith Movement by using the theories of selected philosophers, sociologists, and theologians to furnish an explanatory framework.

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