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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


Evangelical Fiction

Anthony Mandal

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 2: English and British Fiction 1750-1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199574803
eISBN:
9780191869747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199574803.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter examines evangelical fiction. It is unsurprising that the novel became a powerful tool in effecting the evangelicals’ mission to improve the moral condition of the nation. At the same ... More


The Bible in the Evangelical Imagination

Daniel Silliman

in The Bible in American Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190468910
eISBN:
9780190468958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190468910.003.0026
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Biblical Studies

Evangelicals imagine the Bible (1) as an object, (2) as having an ideal reader, and (3) as lending itself to therapeutic reading practices. This chapter surveys thirty-three evangelical novels ... More


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