Enter code SCHOLAR at checkout to receive a 50% scholars' discount. Free shipping on all orders over £150 / $250 / €180.
Add to Wishlist

Left Behind and the Evangelical Imagination

£50.00

This volume gathers essays by new and established critics of the series ‘Left Behind’ to interrogate the series’ significance and its cultural and commercial success, and includes, for the first time, a response to these criticisms written on behalf of one of the series’ authors.

Check book details below for scholars' price.  
Enter the code scholar at checkout.

Left Behind — twelve novels that dramatize one evangelical perspective on the end of the world — is now established as the best-selling fictional series in American literary history. But it has been met with a range of critical receptions. This volume gathers essays by new and established critics of the series to interrogate the series’ significance and its cultural and commercial success, and includes, for the first time, a response to these criticisms written on behalf of one of the series’ authors.

Mark S. Sweetnam considers the challenge that the organically theological nature of Left Behind has posed for cultural scholars. Amy Frykholm situates the novels’ discussion of gender within wider traditions of sentimental and domestic fiction. Jennie Chapman nuances the general assumption that the series’ conspiracy plots have been poached from secular accounts of subversion that emerged from the radical Right. Crawford Gribben contextualizes the treatment of Jews and Muslims in the rapture fiction tradition. Jarlath Killeen identifies a profoundly ambiguous attitude to Catholicism in the novels, accounted for by the emergence of lobbying and campaigning alliances between evangelicals and Catholics on a range of social issues. John Walliss outlines the manner in which rapture films speak to an evangelical audience, and addresses the failure of these films to gain significant crossover appeal. Katie Sturm interrogates the series’ ecumenical reflections. Marisa Ronan traces the role of Christian fiction in the shaping of evangelical identity. Thomas Ice addresses the theological background of the novels. Writing on behalf of Jerry B. Jenkins, Kevin Zuber responds to the criticisms provided by the volume’s contributors.

 

Additional information

Table of Contents

Mark S. Sweetnam
Introduction

Amy Frykholm
Rapture Fiction and the Predicament of Christian Male Leadership

Jennie Chapman
Dispensationalism, Conspiracy Theories, and Left Behind

Crawford Gribben
Left Behind, Prophecy Fiction and the Clash of Civilizations

Jarlath Killeen
Tim LaHaye, Left Behind and the Catholic Church

John Wallis
Evangelical End-times Films: From 1941 to the Present

Katie Sturm
Literalism and Exclusivity in Left Behind

Marisa Ronan
Left Behind and Evangelical Literary Culture

Thomas Ice
Left Behind and the Dispensational Tradition

Kevin D. Zuber for Jerry B. Jenkins
Response: Left Behind and the Evangelical Worldview

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Left Behind and the Evangelical Imagination”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Book information

Editors
Crawford Gribben, Mark S. Sweetnam
List Price
£50 / $90 / €60
Series
Bible in the Modern World, 35
Scholars' Price
£25 / $45 / €30
ISBN 13 hardback
978-1-907534-14-0
Format
Hardback
Page Extent
viii + 173
Publication Date
May 2011
Select the fields to be shown. Others will be hidden. Drag and drop to rearrange the order.
  • Image
  • SKU
  • Rating
  • Price
  • Stock
  • Availability
  • Add to cart
  • Description
  • Content
  • Weight
  • Dimensions
  • Additional information
  • Attributes
  • Custom attributes
  • Custom fields
Click outside to hide the comparison bar
Compare
    0
    Your Cart
    Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop
    ×