The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation - eBook
The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation - eBook  -     By: Barbara R. Rossing
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The idea of "The Rapture"--the return of Christ at the end of times to rescue and deliver born-again Christians off the earth--is an extremely popular interpretation of the book of Revelation in the Bible and a jumping-off point for the best-selling Left Behind series of books. This interpretation guides the daily acts of millions of people worldwide.

In The Rapture Exposed, Barbara Rossing argues that this script for the world's future is nothing more than a disingenuous distortion of the Bible, based on a psychology of fear. The Rapture Exposed reclaims Christianity from fundamentalists' destructive reading of the biblical story and back into God's beloved community.

"Anger drives this Lutheran seminary professor. She hates what the Left Behind series has done to popular Christian eschatology, to the Bible, to public policy, and to Christians' attitudes toward the environment. She rebuts the dispensationalists with a more deeply biblical vision,"---Christian Century.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Basic Books
Publication Date: 2007
ISBN: 9780465004966
ISBN-13: 9780465004966

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The idea of “The Rapture”—the return of Christ to rescue and deliver Christians off the earth—is an extremely popular interpretation of the Bible's Book of Revelation and a jumping-off point for the best-selling “Left Behind” series of books. This interpretation, based on a psychology of fear and destruction, guides the daily acts of thousands if not millions of people worldwide. In The Rapture Exposed, Barbara Rossing argues that this script for the world's future is nothing more than a disingenuous distortion of the Bible. The truth, Rossing argues, is that Revelation offers a vision of God's healing love for the world. The Rapture Exposed reclaims Christianity from fundamentalists' destructive reading of the biblical story and back into God's beloved community.

Author Bio

Barbara R. Rossing teaches New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. She holds a doctorate from Harvard University Divinity School and a Masters of Divinity degree from Yale University Divinity School. An ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, she lives in Chicago.

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