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Barbara Rossing Interview

John on November 25, 2005 at 11:20 am

This interview with Barbara Rossing of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago is interesting. In particular I like the sound of her new book: The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation. Here’s Rossing’s first statement in the interview:

The first sentence of my book is, “The rapture is a racket,” and I think it’s important for your readers to know that the whole rapture is a fiction. It was invented by British preacher John Nelson Darby in the 1830s as part of his system of biblical interpretation called dispensationalism.

As a partial preterist along the likes of RC Sproul, I found this refreshing. Like Rossing, I tend to view Dispensationalism in general and Left Behind in particular as dubious theology with no Biblical basis whatsoever. If I get the book for Christmas, I’ll review it here.

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