Skipping towards Armageddon: The Politics and Propaganda of the Left behind Novels and the Lahaye Empire

Synopsis

The most effective message yet found by the hijackers of mainstream religion is Tim LaHaye's Left Behind series of apocalyptic Christian novels. This wide-ranging study examines the books and the empire behind them. Author Michael Standaert contextualises the Left Behind phenomenon by probing millennial thinking across cultures, from pre-Christian times to the present, and tracing the evolution of militant evangelism, uncovering the links between fundamentalist religious figures and mainstream right-wing politicians.