The Lure of the Prosperity Gospel in the Age of Trump

Nicco Mele
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard Divinity School

E.J. Dionne Jr.
Opinion Writer, The Washington Post
William H. Bloomberg Visiting Professor, Harvard Divinity School and Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
Sally Quinn
American Author and Journalist
Author, Finding Magic: A Spiritual Memoir
Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, Harvard University
Professor of Religion and Society, Harvard Divinity School
Nicco Mele (Moderator)
Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Director, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, HKS

Panelists E.J. Dionne, Jr., an opinion writer for The Washington Post and William H. Bloomberg Visiting Professor of the Harvard Divinity School and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, journalist Sally Quinn, author of Finding Magic: A Spiritual Memoir and Jonathan L. Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church and Professor of Religion and Society at the Harvard Divinity School, joined moderator Nicco Mele, a Lecturer in Public Policy and Director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, for a panel discussion to reflect on the role of the Prosperity Gospel in President Donald J. Trump's political rise and administration. The panelists discussed the theological underpinnings of the Prosperity Gospel, as well as its historical place in American religion and politics.