Robert Schuller, Fatherly Preacher of Positive Self-Help, Dies at 88

April 2, 2015 2:56 PM

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The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, who became one of the most influential Protestant preachers in the world only to see his empire crumble in bankruptcy, died early Thursday, his grandson said in a tweet. He was 88.

At its height, Schuller's self-help message, which he called "possibility thinking," drew thousands to services at his spectacular Philip Johnson-designed Crystal Cathedral in Southern California and tens of millions around the world to his "Hour of Power" television broadcasts.

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