Marks of the Beast

The Left Behind novels by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins have become a major publishing phenomenon in recent years. The novels have succeeded in part because they address the anxieties of their readers, using apocalyptic language to depict a future world in which evildoers are punished, and the faithf...

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Published in:Nova religio
Main Author: Shuck, Glenn W.
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: University of Californiarnia Press 2004
In: Nova religio
Year: 2004, Volume: 8, Issue: 2, Pages: 48-63
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Summary:The Left Behind novels by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins have become a major publishing phenomenon in recent years. The novels have succeeded in part because they address the anxieties of their readers, using apocalyptic language to depict a future world in which evildoers are punished, and the faithful reverse the tables on their cultural marginality. The novels, however, also speak to the
ISSN:1541-8480
Contains:Enthalten in: Nova religio
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1525/nr.2004.8.2.48