Salvation with a Smile

Joel Osteen, Lakewood Church, and American Christianity

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Joel Osteen, the smiling preacher, has quickly emerged as one of the most recognizable Protestant leaders in the country. His megachurch, the Houston based Lakewood Church, hosts an average of over...

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“The first book-length study devoted to Joel Osteen and the Lakewood Church offers a critical history of the congregation that links its origins to post-World War II neo-Pentecostalism and explains...

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