Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "As vast as Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins's Left Behind novels are, they are the tip of a much more massive, and hidden, iceberg, namely, that of popular fundamentalist eschatology - beliefs about the end of the world. Author and biblical scholar Robert M. Price provides a treatment of the underlying issues and unmasks what some Christians perceive as contemporary works based on the "literal truth" of the Bible. Price traces the origin and scriptural basis for such concepts and beliefs as the Rapture, the Second Coming, the Antichrist, Messianic prophecy, and, most devastatingly, the stubborn fact that the New Testament sets a first-century deadline for the return of Jesus Christ. Proceeding from this verdict, The Paperback Apocalypse first critiques the raft of previous apocalyptic novels, then the Left Behind series. Price applies both literary and theological criticism to the books (which he confesses are a guilty pleasure), explaining their psychological appeal."--BOOK JACKET. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: The great popularity of The Left Behind novels by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins attests to the strong appeal of apocalyptic beliefs in many conservative Christian communities. As biblical scholar Robert M. Price reveals in this history and critique of Christian end-time beliefs, LaHaye and Jenkins?s famous novels are just the latest examples of a long tradition of popular fundamentalist eschatology.
Price traces the origin and scriptural basis, which is sometimes astonishingly skimpy, for such beliefs as the Rapture, the Second Coming, the Antichrist, and Messianic prophecy. He emphasizes that the writers of the New Testament consistently set a first-century deadline for the return of Jesus Christ, and yet the stubborn fact that the Second Coming obviously did not occur has not deterred fundamentalist Christians from blindly predicting the event throughout the centuries up to the present day.
Price then critiques the raft of previous apocalyptic novels before turning to the Left Behind series. He offers both literary and theological criticism, while explaining the psychological appeal of the books. Finally, he offers a parody chapter on the Left Behind series called "Tribulation Farce."
With its approachable, engaging style, The Paperback Apocalypse makes complex scholarly research accessible to the interested lay reader. Seminarians, religion scholars, interested observers of the American religious scene, and even fans of the Left Behind series will learn much from Price?s in-depth scholarship.
Über den Autor: Robert M. Price (Selma, NC), professor of scriptural studies at the Johnnie Colemon Theological Seminary, is the editor (with Jeffery Jay Lowder) of The Empty Tomb: Jesus Beyond the Grave and the Journal of Higher Criticism. He is also the author of Top Secret: The Truth Behind Today?s Pop Mysticisms; The Paperback Apocalypse: How the Christian Church Was Left Behind; The Reason-Driven Life: What Am I Here on Earth For? and many other works.
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