Roberts, Oral

Signed photograph of the controvrsial Pentecostal televangelist

Price: $20.00

Description:
(1918-2009) American Pentecostal televangelist and Christian charismatic, founded the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association and Oral Roberts University (1963). One of the most well-known and controversial 20th century religious leaders, his ministries reached millions of followers worldwide over 6 decades and brought American Pentecostalism into the mainstream. He pioneered TV evangelism and laid the foundations of the “prosperity gospel” and “abundant life teachings”. He buuilt his City of Faith Medical and Research Center in Oklahoma (1981-89, forced to close after losing money), among the world’s largest health facilities of its kind, intended to merge prayer & medicine in the healing process. His fundraising was controversial; in Jan. 1987, during a fundraising drive, he announced to a TV audience that unless he raised $8 million by that March, God would "call him home”; he raised $9.1 million. SP, 7 x 5 b&w bust portrait. IMAGE NOTE: slight pink spot at bridge of nose is "red eye" from light bouncing off the glossy surface; it is not on the original.

Condition: Very good
Type:Photograph






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