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According to Chesnutt, what is NOT one of the reasons for the popularity of Santa Muerte?

 

The Catholic Church has embraced her importance as a saint

 

Santa Muerte has a reputation as a powerful miracle worker

 

Many people in Latin America are struggling financially due to the poor economy

 

Some people feel judged by the Catholic Church and so don’t want to pray to one of the Catholic saints

 

Question 4

5 / 5 pts

The majority of devotees of Santa Muerte are criminals

 

True

 

False

 

Question 5

5 / 5 pts

According to Lofton, what “product” does Oprah sell?

 

Her story

 

Her preferences

 

Spirituality

 

All of these

 

Question 6

5 / 5 pts

What is NOT one of the reasons Lofton discusses that Oprah can be compared to a religious authority figure.

 

She speaks frequently about her Christian faith

 

She engages in missionary work through her non-profit organizations

 

She is America’s confessor because her guests tell her very private things

 

Her fans strongly believe what she says to be true

 

Question 7

5 / 5 pts

What is NOT part of Oprah’s “spiritual capitalism”?

 

Convincing her viewers that a better life relies on purchasing the right products

 

Promising her viewers that they improve their lives

 

Elevating self-care to a ritual

 

Encouraging her viewers that they have to join a spiritual movement

 

Question 8

5 / 5 pts

What is the main teaching of the prosperity gospel?

 

God wants you to live a simple life