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Bibil Identifier bibil:201259
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Learning from Left Behind? A Call for Coherent Accounts of Scripture
Author Bingaman, Brock
Journal Anglican Theological Review (Volume: 91, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 255-272 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article explores key theological themes that inform the popular fiction series Left Behind, and argues that these dispensational doctrines are subverted by a canonical or holistic reading of Scripture. The essay begins with an intriguing illustration taken from the first of twelve volumes in the Left Behind series. The sec- ond part explains dispensational theology, and the third section recounts the historical development of dispensational theology, with particular focus on its founder John Nelson Darby. The fourth part analyzes the appeal of dispensational theology. It then undermines that appeal, makes an initial attempt at presenting a more appealing alternative, and assesses that alternative in relation to dispensationalism.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Evangelical Interpretation
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Eschatology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Literature
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