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Rapture Fiction and the Evangelical Crisis

Crawford Gribben
Rapture Fiction and the Evangelical Crisis

Rapture Fiction and the Evangelical Crisis

Crawford Gribben

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"Jesus Christ will soon return to the earth. This book, like the rapture fiction novels it discusses, finds its hope in that statement's truth. Nothing that this book argues should therefore be understood as in any way underplaying the significance of our Lord's second coming, or its central importance in consistent Christian living. The New Testament documents shine with the anticipation of glory, and this book must not dull that hope.

Rapture Fiction and the Evangelical Crisis seeks to retain rapture novels' enthusiasm for the return of Jesus Christ at the same time as it examines their presentation of the gospel. Its most basic argument is that rapture novels have emerged from an evangelicalism that shows signs of serious theological decay. In their descriptions of conversion and Christian living, rapture fiction novels demonstrate a sometimes inadequate understanding of the gospel, the church and the Christian life. These novels are some of the best-selling 'evangelical' titles in the world, but the faith they represent cannot be identified with the historic orthodoxy of evangelical Protestantism, the 'faith which was once delivered unto the saints' (Jude 3). The novels' combination of theological inadequacy and massive popularity is evidence that evangelicalism is now in serious crisis."


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About "Rapture Fiction and the Evangelical Crisis"

"Jesus Christ will soon return to the earth. This book, like the rapture fiction novels it discusses, finds its hope in that statement's truth. Nothing that this book argues should therefore be understood as in any way underplaying the significance of our Lord's second coming, or its central importance in consistent Christian living. The New Testament documents shine with the anticipation of glory, and this book must not dull that hope.

Rapture Fiction and the Evangelical Crisis seeks to retain rapture novels' enthusiasm for the return of Jesus Christ at the same time as it examines their presentation of the gospel. Its most basic argument is that rapture novels have emerged from an evangelicalism that shows signs of serious theological decay. In their descriptions of conversion and Christian living, rapture fiction novels demonstrate a sometimes inadequate understanding of the gospel, the church and the Christian life. These novels are some of the best-selling 'evangelical' titles in the world, but the faith they represent cannot be identified with the historic orthodoxy of evangelical Protestantism, the 'faith which was once delivered unto the saints' (Jude 3). The novels' combination of theological inadequacy and massive popularity is evidence that evangelicalism is now in serious crisis."

- Publisher

Meet the Author

Crawford Gribben

Crawford Gribben is currently Lecturer in Renaissance Literature and Culture. Timothy C.E. Stunt is the author of From Awakening to Secession: Radical Evangelicals in Switzerland and Britain, 1815-1835. C

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  • Catalogue Code 242129
  • Product Code 0852346107
  • EAN 9780852346105
  • Pages 144
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Evangelical Press
  • Publication Date Jan 2007
  • Dimensions 215 x 137 x 11 mm
  • Weight 0.186kg

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