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Rapture Culture Left Behind in Evangelical America

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ISBN-10: 0195335678

ISBN-13: 9780195335675

Edition: N/A

Authors: Amy Johnson Frykholm

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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 apocalypse--perennial bestsellers, with over 40 million copies now in print. In Rapture Culture, Amy…    
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List price: $39.99
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/29/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 9.09" wide x 6.10" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Introduction
The Rapture in America
Networks of Readers, Networks of Meaning
The Margins of Left Behind's Readership
"I'm a Survivor and He's a Survivor,"
Reading the Signs of the Times
Making Prophecy Live
Witness to the Apocalypse
Fear, Desire, and the Dynamics of Left Behind
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index