Skipping Towards Armageddon

Skipping Towards Armageddon

The Politics and Propaganda of the Left Behind Novels and the LaHaye Empire

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
A journalist explores the ideological roots of the Left Behind series, tracing its relationship to millennial psychology and evangelical religion, while also probing the political and social agenda of its author--Tim LaHaye. Original.

Perseus Publishing
The most effective message yet found by the hijackers of mainstream religion is Tim LaHaye’s Left Behind series of apocalyptic Christian novels. This wide-ranging study examines the books and the empire behind them. Author Michael Standaert contextualizes the Left Behind phenomenon by probing millennial thinking across cultures, from pre-Christian times to the present, and tracing the evolution of militant evangelism in the U.S., uncovering the links between fundamentalist religious figures and mainstream right-wing politicians through organizations like the Moral Majority. Skipping Toward Armageddon rips the lid off the Left Behind books’ ideological underpinnings, showing how LaHaye uses them to advance the foreign and domestic policy goals Religious Right, from fomenting Middle East violence to promoting homophobia and xenophobia. The book is a timely cautionary tale, revealing that these best-selling books are not simply harmless thrillers written from an evangelical Christian perspective but a tool in a fanatical group’s agenda.


Blackwell North Amer
The most effective message yet found by the hijackers of mainstream religion is Tim LaHaye’s Left Behind series of apocalyptic Christian novels. This wide-ranging study examines the books and the empire behind them. Author Michael Standaert contextualizes the Left Behind phenomenon by probing millennial thinking across cultures, from pre-Christian times to the present, and tracing the evolution of militant evangelism in the U.S., uncovering the links between fundamentalist religious figures and mainstream right-wing politicians through organizations like the Moral Majority. Skipping Toward Armageddon rips the lid off the Left Behind books’ ideological underpinnings, showing how LaHaye uses them to advance the foreign and domestic policy goals Religious Right, from fomenting Middle East violence to promoting homophobia and xenophobia. The book is a timely cautionary tale, revealing that these best-selling books are not simply harmless thrillers written from an evangelical Christian perspective but a tool in a fanatical group’s agenda.


Baker
& Taylor

A journalist explores the ideological roots of the Left Behind series, tracing its relationship to millennial psychology and evangelical religion, while also probing the political and social agenda of its author--Tim LaHaye.

Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Soft Skull Press, c2006
ISBN: 9781932360967
1932360964
Branch Call Number: 813.54 STA
Characteristics: 257 p. ;,22 cm.

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