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 “Already Decided and Carrying a Weapon!”: The Political Terrors of Being Left Behind

Jason C. Bivins

in Religion of Fear: The Politics of Horror in Conservative Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195340815
eISBN:
9780199867158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340815.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The last of the case studies documents the vast popularity of the apocalyptic thrillers, Left Behind. Coauthored by long‐standing New Christian Right architect Tim LaHaye, these books use a ... More


Religion of Fear: The Politics of Horror in Conservative Evangelicalism

Jason C Bivins

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195340815
eISBN:
9780199867158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340815.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book investigates American political religions by studying how conservative evangelical political orientations are shaped and spread by pop cultural narratives of fear and horror. This book ... More


America and the World for Jesus

John G. Turner

in Bill Bright & Campus Crusade for Christ: The Renewal of Evangelicalism in Postwar America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831854
eISBN:
9781469604756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889107_turner.11
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter shows how Bill Bright remained a significant figure in what was becoming known in journalistic and political circles as the Religious Right, as Jerry Falwell, James Robison, Tim LaHaye ... More


Abstinence-Only and the Struggle to Define Sex Education

Kristy L. Slominski

in Teaching Moral Sex: A History of Religion and Sex Education in the United States

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190842178
eISBN:
9780190842208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190842178.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

As Chapter 5 argues, conservative Christian abstinence-only advocates learned a great deal from the liberal Protestants and comprehensive sexuality education they rejected. This phase of sex ... More


Publishers and Profit Motives: The Economic History of left behind

Daniel Silliman

in Religion and the Marketplace in the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199361793
eISBN:
9780190233082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199361793.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that American religious cultural phenomena such as the wildly popular Left Behind series, by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, cannot be understood apart from economic context. The ... More


From Obscenity Outside to Addiction Within

Samuel L. Perry

in Addicted to Lust: Pornography in the Lives of Conservative Protestants

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190844219
eISBN:
9780190844240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844219.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 1 provides a historical and statistical overview of how the relationship between conservative Protestantism and pornography has changed over time. Conservative Protestants generally did not ... More


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