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The Rapture Exposed : The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation - Barbara Rossing

The Rapture Exposed

The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation

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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.

"Rossing persuasively argues that there is neither a 'rapture' nor a 'count down to Armageddon' in the Scriptures" Dallas Morning News "A long overdue response to the simplistic 'prophecy' expressed in Left Behind... Rossing methodically, cleanly hammers away the shaky foundations of Rapture ideology... A clear, intelligent, engaging - and deeply Christian - map to follow." Boulder Daily Camera"

The destructive racket of rapturep. 1
The invention of the rapturep. 19
The rapture script for the Middle Eastp. 47
Prophecy and apocalypsep. 81
The journey begins : Rome's worship of victoryp. 103
Lamb powerp. 109
Nonviolence : conquering in Revelationp. 115
The exodus story in Revelationp. 123
Hijacking the lamb : addiction to wrath and warp. 135
Rapture in reverse : God's vision for renewing the worldp. 141
The journey outward : homecoming to the worldp. 159
Epilogue : debunking the rapture by versep. 173
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ISBN: 9780813343143
ISBN-10: 0813343143
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 6th July 2005
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.9  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1