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The Left Behind Fantasy: The Theology Behind the Left Behind Tales

Book The Left Behind Fantasy: The Theology Behind the Left Behind Tales

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- By: William Powell Tuck(Author)
- Language: English
- Format: PDF - Djvu
- Pages:166
- Publisher: Wipf & Stock Pub (February 18, 2010)
- Bestsellers rank: 2
- Category: Christian Books & Bibles
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The popular Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins has sold more than 62 million copies since the first volume appeared in 1995. Jerry Falwell pronounced it the most important series of books in the history of modern Christianity. Many readers have assumed it gives the true facts about the way the world will end and what will happen to all the people in it. But according to real biblical scholarship, this series is seriously flawed. Based on a misreading of many scriptures, including Daniel and the Book of Revelation, it has fed a kind of hysteria in the Christian populace that has led many people to reorder their existence in expectation of an impending doom and the sudden, unexpected return of Jesus. In this book, William Powell Tuck carefully and authoritatively refutes the premises and faulty theology of the Left Behind books, critiquing them in the light of genuine biblical scholarship and common sense.

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  • By Paul D. Simmons on April 24, 2010

    Those who read the "Left Behind" series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins shouldalso digest this book by William P. Tuck. The author explores the theology of apocalyptic which permeates the "Left Behind" series. He has read all 60 volumes and is thus able to interact with the text and characters as he gives the reader additional options for end-of-the-world thinking and the biblical materials. Tuck is a seminary professor and long-time pastor who has lead classes and churches in a study of Revelation. He knows what he is talking about. Tuck finds serious fault with the biblical interpretations on which the series was based. He carefully explores the books of Daniel and Revelation and shows how biblical scholarship was by-passed for the sake of sensational interpretations and incredible applications. This badly needed book will be a welcome addition to the reader's library and providesolid scholarship by which to examine the claims and interpretations in "Left Behind." The imagery created by the series may never be undone. But Tuck's book can be a helpful beginning. There are minds to be mended and imaginations revised. Even more, there is need to recover a solid and sensible reading of the Bible that is true to the text and historical witness. Those fascinated by The Left Behind series now have an opportunity to expand their vision and deepen their understandings of apocalyptic literature. In doing so, the joy of being biblically literate will increase. Study groups in churches as well as serious scholars will benefit from this insightful exploration of a topic of importance to anyone who thinks seriously about Jesus' coming and the end of the world.Paul D. Simmons, Ph.D., Clinical Professor,School of Medicine and Adjunct in Philosophy,University of Louisville


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