Imagining God's Nation: Jews, Israel, and the 'Left Behind' Series

Posted: 21 Apr 2010

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Adam Schwartzbaum

University of Pennsylvania Law School; Brandeis University - College of Arts and Sciences

Date Written: May 15, 2007

Abstract

This paper is my honors essay (short thesis) for my English & American Literature major at Brandeis University, for which I received highest honors. It explores the cultural and political significance of the popular evangelical Christian Left Behind Series, with specific focus on the position of Jews and the State of Israel within the world the books imagine - and which readers are invited to inhabit.

Keywords: literary criticism, left behind series, benedict anderson, imagined communities, the rapture, jews, israel

Suggested Citation

Schwartzbaum, Adam and Schwartzbaum, Adam, Imagining God's Nation: Jews, Israel, and the 'Left Behind' Series (May 15, 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1593409

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