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Saturday, March 17 • 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Rapture, Antichrist, 666, Armageddon: Explaining Southern Evangelical Theology

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How and why did these odd theological notions congeal (beginning around 1830) among Christian missionaries and catastrophic-millennialists? What are the 16 recurring rationalizations that Evangelical theorists may roll out to explain why the world still survives the direst predictions? Why in these systems are Jews especially--and the State of Israel--central and fundamental, yet caught in the middle: blamed by God, Satan, the Antichrist, and many nations of the world? How is the Jewish Bible misconstrued by missionaries to yield these scenarios? Michael Cook, the only scholar of the New Testament teaching at a rabbinical seminary, will help you answer these questions.

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Michael Cook

Michael Cook is Bronstein Professor of Judeo-Christian Studies (Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati), the only American rabbi with a full-professorial chair in New Testament. In 2003, he was asked by the U.S. Bishops to assess Mel Gibson's advance controversial script, "The Passion... Read More →

Saturday March 17, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
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