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Rapture Culture: Left Behind in Evangelical America
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Rapture Culture: Left Behind in Evangelical America (Paperback)

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In the 'twinkling of an eye' Jesus secretly returns to earth and gathers to him all believers. As they are taken to heaven, the world they leave behind is plunged into chaos. Cars and airplanes crash and people search in vain for loved ones. Plagues, famine, and suffering follow. The antichrist emerges to rule the world and to destroy those who oppose him. Finally, Christ comes again in glory, defeats the antichrist and reigns over the earth. This apocalyptic

scenario is anticipated by millions of Americans. These millions have made the Left Behind series - novels that depict the rapture and apocalyse - perennial bestsellers, with over 40 million copies now in print. In Rapture Culture, Amy Johnson Frykholm explores this remarkable phenomenon, seeking to

understand why American evangelicals find the idea of the rapture so compelling. Drawing on extensive interviews with reders of the novels. Rapture Culture sheds light on a mindset that is little understood and far more common than many of us suppose.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsChristianityChristian life & practiceReligion & BeliefsChristianityChristian spirituality & religious experienceReligion & BeliefsOther Religions, Cults and alternatives to religionReligious institutions & organizations Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc Publication Date: 06/09/2007 ISBN-13: 9780195335675  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Amy Johnson Frykholm teaches Literature, Cultural Studies, and Religion at Colorado Mountain College.

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