The Rapture Exposed

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The Rapture Exposed

The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation

By Barbara R. Rossing

Basic Books (AZ), Paperback, 9780813343143, 222pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2005

Description
The idea of The Rapture the return of Christ to rescue and deliver Christians off the earthis 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.


About the Author
Rossing is Asst Prof of New Testament, Luthan School of Theology, Chicago