Contemporary Developments

Albert H. Tricomi

in Missionary Positions

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780813035451
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039640 | DOI:
Contemporary Developments

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This chapter focuses on late-twentieth-century developments and illustrates the advance of a totally new kind of evangelical fiction stimulated by the Left Behind series. Although the genre of this series is science fiction, they and many novels like them are rooted in a literal interpretation of the Bible. For them the scriptural prophecies of Revelation and the Book of Daniel become not only the driving force behind a resurgent, conservative, Protestant mission to the world, but for a global politics of good-versus-evil that beckons toward the Apocalypse.

Keywords: twentieth century; evangelic fiction; Left Behind; science fiction; the Bible; John Grisham; The Testament; missionary novel; The Call; Poisonwood Bible

Chapter.  8406 words. 

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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