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Description - The Rapture Exposed by Barbara Rossing

The idea of The Rapturethe return of Christ to rescue and deliver Christians off the earthis an extremely popular interpretation of the Bibles 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 worlds future is nothing more than a disingenuous distortion of the Bible. The truth, Rossing argues, is that Revelation offers a vision of Gods healing love for the world. The Rapture Exposed reclaims Christianity from fundamentalists destructive reading of the biblical story and back into Gods beloved community.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813343143
ISBN-10: 0813343143
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 137mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Basic Books
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Barbara Rossing

Barbara R. Rossing teaches New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. She holds a doctorate from Harvard University Divinity School and a Masters of Divinity degree from Yale University Divinity School. An ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, she lives in Chicago.