Paperback Apocalypse

Paperback Apocalypse

Paperback Apocalypse

There is no end in sight for the American obsession with the End Times. But Dr. Robert Price does put an end to many of the most absurd claims made by Christian writers who peddle their apocalyptic nightmares to unwary buyers....Dr. Price threads his way expertly through both popular and scholarly media in order to explain the depth of the failure of biblical prophecy.HECTOR AVALOSAssociate Professor of Religious Studies, Iowa State UniversityAuthor of The End of Biblical Studies and Fighting WordsThe 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 Waistin' Away in Millenniumville.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.Robert M. Price, Ph.D. (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?; The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man; and Deconstructing Jesus; among other works.

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Paperback Apocalypse
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Robert M. Price
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Prometheus Books

There is no end in sight for the American obsession with the End Times. But Dr. Robert Price does put an end to many of the most absurd claims made by Christian writers who peddle their apocalyptic nightmares to unwary buyers....Dr. Price threads his way expertly through both popular and
Imagining the End: The Apocalypse in American Popular Culture
Language: en
Pages: 308
Authors: Jim Holte
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-30 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Imagining the End provides students and general readers with contextualized examples of how the apocalypse has been imagined across all mediums of American popular culture. Detailed entries analyze the development, influence, and enjoyment of end-times narratives. Provides readers with comprehensive and contextual essays on major apocalyptic themes and subjects Examines
Power
Language: en
Pages: 403
Authors: Daniel Egan, Levon Chorbajian
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Pearson College Division

Successfully bringing together accessible readings that cover the broad range of issues of importance to political sociologists, this volume provides a unique mix of theoretical and empirical pieces such as state and electoral politics that address classic issues in political sociology, as well as more recent developments such as globalization.
Killing History
Language: en
Pages: 287
Authors: Robert M. Price
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-02 - Publisher: Prometheus Books

Killing Jesus, the bestselling blockbuster by Bill O'Reilly, claims to be a purely historical account of the events in the life of Jesus leading up to his crucifixion. New Testament scholar Robert M. Price (a member of the Jesus Seminar) shows how unfounded this claim is in this critical review
The Ithaqua Cycle
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Robert M. Price
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-12 - Publisher: Chaosium Fiction Series

Ithaqua, the Cold Walker in the Waste, has roots deep in the folklore of the frozen north. He is Sasquatch, the Wendigo, the Wind-Walker. Here, gathered together in one place, is an entire cycle of stories about Ithaqua, from Algernon Blackwood's seminal "The Wendigo," to the brand new "Wrath of

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