Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Plotting ApocalypseReading, Agency, and Identity in the Left Behind Series$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jennie Chapman

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781617039034

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617039034.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM Mississippi SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mississippi.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Mississippi, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MSSO for personal use.date: 27 June 2022

. “In the World but Not of It”

. “In the World but Not of It”

Agency and Social Engagement

(p.78) 4. “In the World but Not of It”
Plotting Apocalypse

Jennie Chapman

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter focuses on the place of evangelicals in the contemporary social world, through an examination of their representation in Left Behind. It finds that although the evangelical characters have a clear missionary imperative in the early novels of the series, this quickly gives way to evangelical isolationism as they develop into a separatist faith community which is increasingly hostile to those beyond its ‘inner circle’. The chapter also engages with the series’ attitudes towards race, multiculturalism and, specifically, Islam, through an examination of its depiction of Muslims and non-white converts to evangelicalism. It finds that the series’ messages about multiculturalism and what is often described as ‘racial reconciliation’ among evangelicals are surprisingly ambiguous and at times even progressive.

Keywords:   Community, Missionary, Racial reconciliation, Islam, Multiculturalism

University Press of Mississippi requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.