By Shayne Lee
T.D. Jakes has emerged as the most prolific religious leaders of our time. he's pastor of 1 of the most important church buildings within the nation, CEO of a multimillion greenback empire, the host of a tv application, writer of a dozen bestsellers, and the manufacturer of 2 Grammy Award-nominated CDs and 3 severely acclaimed performs. In 2001 Time journal featured Jakes at the conceal and requested: Is Jakes the following Billy Graham
T.D. Jakes attracts on large examine, together with interviews with quite a few associates and associates of Jakes, to envision either Jakes’s upward thrust to prominence and proliferation of a religion bent on generating non secular commodities for mass intake. Lee frames Jakes and his luck as a metaphor for alterations within the Black Church and American Protestantism extra extensively, the ramifications of his rise—and the increase of comparable preachers—for the way faith is practiced during this state, how social concerns are faced or overlooked, and what's especially “American” approximately Jakes's emergence. whereas delivering components of biography, the paintings additionally seeks to make clear vital facets of the modern American and African American non secular experience.
Lee contends that Jakes’s common good fortune symbolizes a spiritual realignment during which mainline church buildings national are in decline, whereas leading edge church buildings are experiencing exceptional development. He emphasizes the “American-ness” of Jakes’s tale and divulges how preachers like Jakes are drawing fans by means of supplying healing and transformative messages and supplying non secular commodities which are extra in music with postmodern sensibilities.
As the 1st paintings to seriously research Bishop Jakes’s lifestyles and message, T.D. Jakes is a vital contribution to modern American faith in addition to well known culture.
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