Publisher description for Rapture, Revelation, and the end times : exploring the Left behind series / edited by Bruce David Forbes and Jeanne Halgren Kilde.

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The Left Behind series of apocalyptic Christian fiction is an incredibly popular phenomenon. Since 1995, Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins have sold over 50 million copies of their books, and are consistently on the bestseller lists. What does this say about popular Christian fiction? What does it say about pop culture and religion in general? And is there any significance to the biblical references in the books? In this fascinating collection, six contributors discuss aspects of the Left Behind craze and compare the series interpretation of the Rapture and the Second Coming of Christ with the common teachings of western religions. Complete with reading group discussion questions, this is a must-have for readers of Left Behind, true believers, or science fiction fans who want a smart and comprehensive guide to End Times and popular culture.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: End of the world