What does "for" mean at the beginning of the sentence? Is it connected to "research" in the previous sentence?
You are correct! "For" does reference "research" in the previous fragment. "For" in this sentence means "because." She is researching "the prosperity gospel" because she wants to learn if the promise of God wanting us to prosper is true. Ex: She is studying to become a doctor, for her mother was a doctor. Ex: He ran 25 miles per day, for he was training to run a marathon.
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