Plotting Apocalypse: Reading, Agency, and Identity in the Left Behind Series [NOOK Book]


An examination of the entire Left Behind sequence with a combined sensitivity to Evangelical belief and close textual reading
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Plotting Apocalypse: Reading, Agency, and Identity in the Left Behind Series

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An examination of the entire Left Behind sequence with a combined sensitivity to Evangelical belief and close textual reading
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"In clear and precise prose, Chapman investigates not just the text, but also the worlds it creates and that created it, taking all of them seriously while exposing them to the highest level of intellectual scrutiny. I wish I'd had this volume in my hands when I tried to teach Left Behind."

--Eric Michael Mazur, editor of Encyclopedia of Religion and Film and co-editor (with Kate McCarthy) of God in the Details: American Religion in Popular Culture

"Plotting Apocalypse is the most insightful and compelling literary analysis of the Left Behind series published to date. Jennie Chapman's account of the novels demonstrates their surprising theological complexity and ethical ambivalence, and opens up important new scholarly approaches to this profoundly American phenomenon."

--Crawford Gribben, author of Writing the Rapture: Prophecy Fiction in Evangelical America and Evangelical Millennialism in the Trans-Atlantic World, 1500-2000

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617039041
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publication date: 9/23/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Jennie Chapman, Hull, United Kingdom, is lecturer in twentieth-century American literature at the University of Hull. Her work has been published in Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, Utopian Studies, Journal of American Studies, and various edited collections on evangelical prophecy belief, apocalypse and popular culture, and religion and literature.

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