Apocalypticism and Millennialism: A Select Bibliography for Research

by Loren L. Johns

 

The Origins of Apocalypticism

and the Apocalyptic Genre

Apocalypticism and the Historical Jesus

Interpretation of the Book of Revelation

The History of Dispensationalism

and Millennialism in Western Christianity

Eschatology, Ethics, and Millennialism

in Practical Theology Perspective

Other: Bibliographies and Web Sites

►Particularly Recommended

 

The Origins of Apocalypticism and the Apocalyptic Genre

 

Aune, David E. “The Apocalypse of John and Ancient Revelatory Literature.” In The New Testament in Its Literary Environment, ed. Wayne A. Meeks. Library of Early Christianity, vol. 8. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1987. Pp. 226–252.

Charlesworth, James H. The New Testament Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha: A Guide to Publications, with Excursuses on Apocalypses. Metuchen: Scarecrow, 1987.

------, ed. The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, volume 1: Apocalyptic Literature and Testaments. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1983. A collection of Jewish apocalypses written from 200 BCE to 200 CE.

Cohn, Norman. Cosmos, Chaos, and the World to Come: The Ancient Roots of Apocalyptic Faith. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.

Collins, Adela Yarbro. “Early Christian Apocalypticism: Genre and Social Setting.” Semeia: An Experimental Journal for Biblical Criticism, no. 36. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 1986. An attempt to define the origins of Christian apocalyptic literature in both literary and historical terms.

Collins, John J. “Apocalypse: The Morphology of a Genre.” Semeia: An Experimental Journal for Biblical Criticism, no. 14. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 1979. A somewhat technical, yet classic, attempt to define the genre “apocalypse.”

------. The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature, 2d ed. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998 (1984). A good introduction to apocalyptic thought in its Second Temple context.

------. Apocalypticism in the Dead Sea Scrolls. London: Routledge, 1997.

------, ed. The Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism, volume 1: The Origins of Apocalypticism in Judaism and Christianity. New York: Continuum, 1998. This collection of essays surveys the origin of apocalypticism—somewhat technical.

------. “Introduction: Towards the Morphology of a Genre.” Semeia: An Experimental Journal for Biblical Criticism, no. 14. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 1979.

------, Adela Yarbro Collins, Paul D. Hanson, and A. Kirk Grayson. Apocalypses and Apocalypticism. Anchor Bible Dictionary, ed. David Noel Freedman. New York: Doubleday, 1:279–92.

------, and James H. Charlesworth. Mysteries and Revelations: Apocalyptic Studies since the Uppsala Colloquium. Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha Supplement Series, no. 9. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1991.

Cook, Stephen L. Prophecy & Apocalypticism: The Postexilic Social Setting. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1995.

Davies, William D., ed. The Background of the New Testament and Its Eschatology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1964.

Dimant, Devorah. “Apocalyptic Texts at Qumran.” In Community of the Renewed Covenant, the Notre Dame Symposium on the Dead Sea Scrolls, ed. Eugene Ulrich and James VanderKam. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame, 1994. Pp. 175–91.

Evans, Craig A., and Peter W. Flint, eds. Eschatology, Messianism, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997.

Hanson, Paul D. The Dawn of Apocalyptic, rev. ed. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1979.

Hellholm, David. Apocalypticism in the Mediterranean World and the Near East: Proceedings of the International Colloquium on Apocalypticism, Uppsala, August 12-17, 1979, 2d ed. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1989.

Koch, Klaus. The Rediscovery of Apocalyptic. London: SCM, 1972 (1970). A challenge leveled to continental New Testament scholarship on “apocalyptic.”

Kvanvig, H. S. Roots of Apocalyptic: The Mesopotamian Background of the Enoch Figure and of the Son of Man. Neukirchen Vluyn: Neuchirchener Verlag, 1988.

Murphy, Frederick J. “Introduction to Apocalyptic Literature.” In The New Interpreter’s Bible, ed. Leander E. Keck. Nashville: Abingdon, 1996. Pp. 1–16.

Rowland, Christopher. The Open Heaven: A Study of Apocalyptic in Judaism and Christianity. New York: Crossroad, 1982.

Smith, Jonathan Z. Imagining Religion: From Babylon to Jonestown. Chicago Studies in the History of Judaism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988.

Stone, Michael E. “Apocalyptic Literature.” In Jewish Writings of the Second Temple Period, ed. Michael E. Stone. Compendia Rerum Iudaicarum ad Novum Testamentum, section 2, volume 2. Assen: Van Gorcum, 1984. Pp. 383–441.

------. “Lists of Revealed Things in the Apocalyptic Literature.” In Magnalia Dei: The Mighty Acts of God: Essays on the Bible and Archaeology in Memory of G. E. Wright, ed. F. M. Cross, W. E. Lemke, and Patrick D. Miller. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1976. Pp. 414–452.

VanderKam, James C., and William Adler. The Jewish Apocalyptic Heritage in Early Christianity. Compendia Rerum Iudaicarum ad Novum Testamentum, section III, volume 4. Assen: Van Gorcum, 1996.

 

 

Apocalypticism and the Historical Jesus

 

Allison, Dale C. Jesus of Nazareth: Millenarian Prophet. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1998.

Borg, Marcus J. Jesus in Contemporary Scholarship. Valley Forge, Pa.: Trinity Press International, 1994.

Ehrman, Bart D. Jesus, the Apocalyptic Prophet, chap. 15 in The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. Pp. 203232.

Jewett, Robert. Jesus Against the Rapture: Seven Unexpected Prophecies. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1979.

Riches, J. K. ApocalypticStrangely Relevant. In Templum Amicitiae: Essays on the Second Temple Presented to Ernst Bammel, ed. William Horbury. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series, no. 48. Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1991. Pp. 23763.

Sanders, E. P. The Historical Figure of Jesus. London: Allen Lane, 1993.

Schweitzer, Albert. The Quest of the Historical Jesus. New York: Macmillan, 1968 (1906).

Silberman, Lou. Apocalyptic Revisited: Reflections on the Thought of Albert Schweitzer. Journal of the American Academy of Religion 44 (1976): 489501.

 

 

Interpretation of the Book of Revelation

 

Aune, David E. The Apocalypse of John and the Problem of Genre. Semeia 36 (1986) 6596.

Barr, David L. Tales of the End: A Narrative Commentary on the Book of Revelation. Santa Rosa, Cal.: Polebridge Press, 1998. A helpful and insightful commentary on Revelation that is not too technical from a narrative-literary approach.

------. Towards an Ethical Reading of The Apocalypse: Reflections on Johns Use of Power, Violence, and Misogyny. Presented at the 1997 annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. One of the best essays on the problem of ethics, or really metaethics, in Revelation.

------. Using Plot to Discern Structure in Johns Apocalypse. Proceedings of the Eastern Great Lakes and Mid-West Biblical Societies 15 (1995): 2333.

Bauckham, Richard. The Climax of Prophecy: Studies on the Book of Revelation. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1993.

------. The Theology of the Book of Revelation. New Testament Theology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Boesak, Allan A. Comfort and Protest: The Apocalypse from a South African Perspective. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1987. A liberationist (though not nonviolent) reading of the Apocalypse.

Boring, M. Eugene. Revelation. Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching. Louisville: John Knox, 1989. One of the best commentaries for pastors available in the English language.

Caird, G. B. A Commentary on the Revelation of St. John the Divine. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 1966. An excellent older commentary, though Caird wrongly assumes a situation of persecution and suffering.

Carey, Greg. Elusive Apocalypse: Reading Authority in the Revelation to John. Studies in American Biblical Hermeneutics, vol. 15. Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, 1999.

Charles, R. H. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Revelation of St. John. The International Critical Commentary, two volumes. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1920.

Chevalier, Jacques M. A Postmodern Revelation: Signs of Astrology and the Apocalypse. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997.

Collins, Adela Yarbro. Crisis & Catharsis: The Power of the Apocalypse. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1984. A modern classic. I would question the author’s “perceived crisis” thesis, but still an important work.

Eller, Vernard. The Most Revealing Book of the Bible: Making Sense Out of Revelation. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1973. Full text available online at http://www.hccentral.com/eller7/index.html.

Ellul, Jacques. Apocalypse: The Book of Revelation. New York: Seabury Press, 1977. A philosophical approach to Revelation.

Fiorenza, Elisabeth Schüssler. The Followers of the Lamb: Visionary Rhetoric and Socio-Political Situation. Semeia 36 (1986) 147174.

------. The Book of Revelation: Justice and Judgment. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1985.

------. Revelation: Vision of a Just World. Proclamation Commentaries. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1991. Excellent especially for its introduction, which lays out the need for a rhetorical-critical approach to the interpretation of Revelation.

Grimsrud, Ted. Triumph of the Lamb: A Self-Study Guide to the Book of Revelation. Scottdale, Pa.: Herald Press, 1987. A good study guide for the congregational study of Revelation.

Hellholm, David. The Problem of Apocalyptic Genre and the Apocalypse of John. Semeia, no. 36. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 1986. Pp. 1364.

Kraybill, J. Nelson. Imperial Cult and Commerce in Johns Apocalypse. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series, no. 132. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1996. Ph.D. dissertation on the role of the imperial cult and business life in the ethical background of the Apocalypse.

Michaels, J. Ramsey. Interpreting the Book of Revelation. Guides to New Testament Exegesis. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1992.

Murphy, Frederick J. Fallen Is Babylon: The Revelation to John. The New Testament in Context. Harrisburg, Pa.: Trinity Press International, 1998. An excellent commentary.

Muse, Robert L. The Book of Revelation: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: Garland Publishing, 1996. (See review by Georg S. Adamsen at http://sunsite.auc.dk/Revelation/reviews/muse.html.)

Pippin, Tina. Death and Desire: The Rhetoric of Gender in the Apocalypse of John. Literary Currents in Biblical Interpretation. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1992.

------. Eros and the End: Reading for Gender in the Apocalypse of John. Semeia 59 (1992) 193210.

------. The Heroine and the Whore: Fantasy and the Female in the Apocalypse of John. Semeia, An Experimental Journal for Biblical Criticism, no. 60: Fantasy and the Bible. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 1992. Pp. 67-82.

Reddish, Mitchell G. Revelation. Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary. Macon, Ga.: Smyth & Helwys, 2001.

Rowland, Christopher C. The Apocalypse: Hope, Resistance and the Revelation of Reality. Ex Auditu 6 (1990): 129144.

------. The Book of Revelation. In The New Interpreters Bible, vol. 12. Nashville: Abingdon, 1998. Pp. 501743. An excellent commentary.

Sleeper, C. Freeman. The Victorious Christ: A Study of the Book of Revelation. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1996.

Thompson, Leonard L. The Book of Revelation: Apocalypse and Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.

------. Revelation. Abingdon New Testament Commentaries. Nashville: Abingdon, 1998.

Wainwright, Arthur W. Mysterious Apocalypse: Interpreting the Book of Revelation. Nashville: Abingdon, 1993.

Weber, Hans-Ruedi. The Way of the Lamb: Christ in the Apocalypse, Lenten Meditations. Geneva: WCC Publica­tions, 1988.

 

 

The History of Apocalypticism, Dispensationalism, and Millennialism in Western Christianity

 

Bloch, Ruth H. Visionary Republic: Millennial Themes in American Thought, 1756-1800. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985.

Boyer, Paul. When Time Shall Be No More: Prophecy Belief in Modern American Culture. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1992. Probably the best survey of the history of millennial thought and “prophecy” in American church history.

Clouse, Robert G., Robert N. Hosack, and Richard V. Pierard. The New Millennium Manual: A Once and Future Guide. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1999. A more popular version (with many illustrations) of the above book.

Cohn, Norman. The Pursuit of the Millennium: Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages, 2d ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.

Doan, Ruth Alden. The Miller Heresy: Millenarianism and American Culture. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1987.

Emmerson, Richard K., and Bernard McGinn, eds. The Apocalypse in the Middle Ages. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1992.

Emmerson, Richard K., and Ronald B. Herzman. The Apocalyptic Imagination in Medieval Literature. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992.

Fuller, Robert. Naming the Antichrist: An American Obsession. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Gwyn, Douglas. Apocalypse of the Word: The Life and Message of George Fox (1624–1691). Richmond, Ind.: Friends United Press, 1986.

►Johns, Loren L., ed. Apocalypticism and Millennialism: Shaping a Believers Church Eschatology for the Twenty-First Century. Scottdale, Pa.: Herald Press, 2000. An eclectic collection of essays on the biblical background, historical expressions, theological issues, and pastoral challenges related to apocalypticism in the life of the church.

Kaplan, Jeffrey. Radical Religion in America: Millenarian Movements from the Far Right to the Children of Noah. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 1997.

Klaassen, Walter. Living at the End of the Ages: Apocalyptic Expectation in the Radical Reformation. Washington, D.C.: University Press of America, 1992.

Kyle, Richard. The Last Days Are Here Again: A History of the End Times. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1998.

Lamy, Philip. Millennium Rage: Survivalists, White Supremacists, and the Doomsday Prophecy. New York: Plenum Press, 1996.

Landes, Richard Allen. Relics, Apocalypse, and the Deceits of History: Ademar of Chabannes, 9891034. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1995.

McGinn, Bernard. Apocalypticism in Middle Ages: Historiographical Sketch. Mediaeval Studies 37 (1975), ed. Virginia Brown. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies.

------. The Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism, volume 2: Apocalypticism in Western History and Culture. New York: Continuum, 1998.

Numbers, Ronald L., and Jonathan M. Butler, The Disappointed. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1993.

Patrides, C. A., and Joseph Wittreich, eds. The Apocalypse in English Renaissance Thought and Literature: Patterns, Antecedents and Repercussions. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1984.

Reavis, Dick J. The Ashes of Waco: An Investigation. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1995.

Reeves, Marjorie. Joachim of Fiore and the Prophetic Future: A Study in Medieval Millennialism. London: Sutton Publishing, 1999.

Reston, James, Jr. The Last Apocalypse: Europe at the year 1000 A.D. New York: Doubleday, 1998.

Stone, Jon R. A Guide to the End of the World: Popular Eschatology in America: The Mainstream Evangelical Tradition. Religious Information Systems, Vol. 12. Garland Publishing, 1993.

Tuveson, Ernest. Redeemer Nation: The Idea of America's Millennial Role. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1968.

Wagner, Donald E. Anxious for Armageddon: A Call to Partnership for Middle Eastern and Western Christians. Scottdale, Pa.: Herald Press, 1995. One of the best book-length treatments of the history of Christian Zionism … along with a direct critique.

Webber, Tim. How Evangelicals Became Israels Best Friend. Christianity Today, October 5, 1998. A brief history and critique of Christian Zionism.

Webber, Timothy P. Living in the Shadow of the Second Coming. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.

Wright, Stuart A., ed., Armageddon in Waco. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995.

 

 

Eschatology, Ethics, and Millennialism in Practical Theology Perspective

 

Altizer, Thomas J. J. Apocalypticism and Modern Thinking, Journal for Christian Theological Research [http://apu.edu/~CTRF/articles/1997_articles/altizer.html] 2:2 (1997).

Aukerman, Dale. Reckoning with Apocalypse: Terminal Politics and Christian Hope. New York: Crossroad, 1993.

Boesak, Allan A. Comfort and Protest: The Apocalypse from South African Perspective. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1987. A liberationist (though not nonviolent) reading of the Apocalypse.

Cahill, Lisa Sowle. Love Your Enemies: Discipleship, Pacifism, and Just War Theory. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1994. A survey of the pacifism-just war debate throughout the last 2,000 years, with particular attention to the role of eschatology in that debate.

Callen, Barry L. Faithful in the Meantime: A Biblical View of Final Things and Present Possibilities. Nappanee, Ind.: Evangel Publishing House, 1997.

Clouse, Robert G., Robert N. Hosack, and Richard V. Pierard. The New Millennium Manual: A Once and Future Guide. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1999. A popular version (with many illustrations) of the history and development of apocalyptic thought in the life and thought of the Christian church in America.

Dellamora, Richard, ed. Postmodern Apocalypse: Theory and Cultural Practice at the End. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995.

Erickson, Millard J. A Basic Guide to Eschatology: Making Sense of the Millennium. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1998.

Ewert, David. And Then Comes the End. Scottdale, Pa.: Herald Press, 1980. An evangelical treatment of eschatology in practical theology perspective.

Grenz, Stanley J. The Millennial Maze: Sorting Out Evangelical Options. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1992. A good analysis of the variety of contemporary expressions of millennialism theologically.

Grimsrud, Ted. “Peace Theology and the Justice of God in the Book of Revelation,” Essays on Peace Theology and Witness, ed. Willard M. Swartley. Occasional Papers, no. 12. Elkhart, Ind.: Institute of Mennonite Studies, 1988, pp. 135-153. An examination of the problem of violence and justice in the book of Revelation.

Howard-Brook, Wes. Apocalypse Soon? Sojourners Online (Jan.Feb. 1999), part 1 of 2.

------. Come Out of Her My People. Sojourners Online (MarchApril 1999), part 2 of 2.

Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology, vol. 53, no. 2 (April 1999), entire issue.

Jeschke, Marlin. Pop Eschatology: Hal Lindsey and Evangelical Theology. In Evangelicalism and Anabaptism, ed. C. Norman Kraus. Scottdale, Pa.: Herald Press, 1979. Pp. 12547.

►Johns, Loren L., ed. Apocalypticism and Millennialism: Shaping a Believers Church Eschatology for the Twenty-First Century. Scottdale, Pa.: Herald Press, 2000. An eclectic collection of essays on the biblical background, historical expressions, theological issues, and pastoral challenges related to apocalypticism in the life of the church.

Keller, Catherine. Apocalypse Now and Then: A Feminist Approach to the End of the World. Boston: Beacon Press, 1996.

Klaassen, Walter. Armageddon and the Peaceable Kingdom: Prophecy and Mystery True to the Gospel. Scottdale, Pa.: Herald Press, 1999.

Kyle, Richard. The Last Days Are Here Again: A History of the End Times. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1998.

Mbiti, John S. New Testament Eschatology in an African Background: A Study of the Encounter between New Testament Theology and African Traditional Concepts. London: Oxford University Press, 1971.

McKelvey, R. J. The Millennium and the Book of Revelation. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 1999.

Mendel, Arthur. Vision and Violence. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Press, 1992.

Moyise, Steve. “Does the Lion Lie Down with the Lamb?” Studies in the Book of Revelation, ed. Steve Moyise. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 2001, pp. 181-194.

OLeary, Stephen D. Arguing the Apocalypse: A Theory of Millennial Rhetoric. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Pippin, Tina. Apocalyptic Bodies: The Biblical End of the World in Text and Image. New York: Routledge, 1999.

Robbins, Thomas, and Susan J. Palmer, eds. Millennium, Messiahs, and Mayhem: Contemporary Apocalyptic Movements. New York: Routledge, 1997.

Sauer, Val J. The Eschatology Handbook: The Bible Speaks to Us Today about Endtimes. Atlanta: John Knox Press, 1981.

Stein, Stephen J., ed. The Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism, volume 3: Apocalypticism in the Modern Period and the Contemporary Age. New York: Continuum, 1998.

Thompson, Damian. The End of Time: Faith and Fear in the Shadow of the Millennium. Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 1997.

Toole, David. Waiting for Godot in Sarajevo: Theological Reflections on Nihilism, Tragedy, and Apocalypse. Boulder, Col.: Westview Press, 1998.

Wagner, Donald E. Anxious for Armageddon: A Call to Partnership for Middle Eastern and Western Christians. Scottdale, Pa.: Herald Press, 1995. One of the best book-length treatments of the history of Christian Zionism … along with a direct critique.

------. Evangelicals and Israel: Theological Roots of a Political Alliance. The Christian Century, November 4, 1998, pp. 102026.

Webber, Tim. How Evangelicals Became Israels Best Friend. Christianity Today, October 5, 1998. A brief history and critique of Christian Zionism.

Wojcik, Daniel. The End of the World as We Know It: Faith, Fatalism, and Apocalypse in America. New York: New York University Press, 1997.

Wright, N. T. The Millennium Myth: Hope for a Postmodern World. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1999.

Yoder, John H. Peace Without Eschatology? In The Royal Priesthood: Essays Ecclesiological and Ecumenical. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994. Pp. 143167.

Zamora, Lois Parkinson, ed. The Apocalyptic Vision in America: Interdisciplinary Essays on Myth and Culture. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1982.

 

 

Other: Bibliographies and Web Sites

 

Armageddon Books. A Bible prophecy bookstore featuring books, videos, and charts on Armageddon, Antichrist, 666, Tribulation, Rapture, and Revelation: http://www.armageddonbooks.com/.

Center for Millennial Studies. Journal of Millennial Studies, ed. Richard Landes. Address: http://www.mille.org/; Online journal: http://www.mille.org/journal.html; turn of the second millennium: http://www.mille.org/1000-dos.htm.

Daniels, Ted. Apocalypse & Millennium: A Bibliography. Online bibliography: http://www.mille.org/bibliography/bibs.html; index to subjects: http://www.mille.org/bibliography/subjects.html; index to authors: http://www.mille.org/bibliography/subjects.html.

------. Millennialism: an international bibliography. New York: Garland Publishing, 1992.

Johns, Loren L. “The Apocalypse of John (Book of Revelation): Resources for the Study and Appreciation of Revelation.” http://ljohns.ambs.edu/APJN.htm.

------. “A Brief Bibliography of Recommended Books [on the Interpretation of the Apocalypse of John]” http://ljohns.ambs.edu/APJNBriefBibliography.htm.

Just, Felix. Links to Revelation, Apocalyptic and Millennial Websites and Materials. http://clawww.lmu.edu/faculty/fjust/Apocalyptic_Links.htm.

Lucas, Phillip C. Millennialism Studies Consultation, American Academy of Religion annual meeting. http://www.stetson.edu/~plucas/.

McGinn, Bernard, ed. The Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism, 3 vols. New York: Continuum, 1998.

 

 

The Left Behind Series

 

Tyndale House Publishers. Official Left Behind web site: http://www.leftbehind.com/

 

Alleva, Richard. “Beam Me Up: A Repackaged Apocalypse,” Commonweal January 12, 2001. http://insite.palni.edu/WebZ/FETCH?sessionid=01-64259-1582273641&recno=11&resultset=3&format=T&next=html/fulltext.html&bad=error/badfetch.html&numrecs=1&entityFromPage=Results&entityCurrentPage=FullText.

Barry, A. L. “The ‘Left Behind’ View is Out of Left Field,” http://www.lcms.org/president/statements/leftbehind.asp.

Carlozo, Lou. “Apocalypse soon: ‘Left Behind' Series Picks up Steam,” Chicago Tribune March 13, 2002, http://insite.palni.edu/WebZ/FETCH?sessionid=01-64259-1582273641&recno=2&resultset=15&format=T&next=html/fulltext.html&bad=error/badfetch.html&numrecs=1&entityFromPage=Results&entityCurrentPage=FullText.

Cloud, John, and Andrea Sachs. “Meet the Prophet [Tim LaHaye],” Time 160/1 (July 1, 2002): 50.

Cutrer, Corrie. “Left Behind Has Been Very, Very Good to Tyndale,” Christianity Today, November 13, 2000.

DeMar, Gary. End Times Fiction: A Biblical Consideration of the Left Behind Theology. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2001.

Doerr, Brian, and Roseanna Hatke. “Left Cold by the Message in ‘Left Behind,’” [a Roman Catholic perspective] http://www.dioceseoflafayette.org/articles/021101/021101a.html.

Gibbs, Nancy, and Amanda Bower; Rita Healy; Marc Hequet; Tom Morton; Adam Pitluk; Matt Rees; Jeffrey Ressner; Melissa Sattley; Daniel Terdiman; Jerry B. Jenkins. “Apocalypse Now,” Time 160/1 (July 1, 2002): 40.

Guran, Paula. “End Times: The Left Behind Books,” Universal Studios Horror Online: http://www.darkecho.com/darkecho/horroronline/leftbehind.html.

Henderson, Charles, “The Left Behind Series: Bad Fiction, Bad Faith,” http://christianity.about.com/library/weekly/aa070700.htm.

Kirkpatrick, David D. “A Best-Selling Formula In Religious Thrillers.” New York Times 151/52026 (February 11, 2002): C2.

McGuire, Brent. “Will You Be ‘Left Behind’?” Lutheran Witness, March 2001. http://www.lcms.org/cic/lbwitness.htm.

Tiansay, Eric. 'Left Behind' Series Fuels Interest in the Apocalypse. Charisma News Service, June 25, 2002.

 

 

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