The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation

Front Cover
Basic Books, Mar 30, 2007 - Religion - 240 pages
5 Reviews
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.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
3
4 stars
1
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
1

User Review  - Eric - Christianbook.com

This is an outstanding book. Prof. Rossing has done a great service for the Church in simplifying many of the issues that are at stake. She has pinpointed the sources of many of the misinformed ... Read full review

User Review  - Carmi - Christianbook.com

This is a book of lies. I am still so sad that I wasted good money on this book that will end up in the garbage. The author bashes other theories and fictional books by using half scriptures and ... Read full review

Contents

Praise
The Destructive Racket of Rapture
The Invention of the Rapture
The Rapture Script for the Middle East
Prophecy and Apocalypse
The Journey Begins
Nonviolence
The Exodus Story in Revelation
Hijacking the Lamb
The Journey Outward
EPILOGUE
NOTES
INDEX
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2007)

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.

Bibliographic information