Booked for 2000?
On the religion side, evangelicals have beat Catholics hands-down in millennial publishing--not surprising because Catholic theology tends to downplay apocalypticism. Evangelical authors Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins have topped the bestseller charts with their six novels in the blockbuster Left Behind fiction series.
Renowned church historian Martin E. Marty picked his favorite titles from the PW list, including Apocalypses: Prophecies, Cults, and Millennial Beliefs Through the Ages (Harvard, 1999) by Eugen Weber; The Millennium Myth: Hope for a Postmodern World (Westminster/ John Knox, 1999), by N. T. Wright; and The New Millennium Manual (Baker, 1999) by Robert Clouse, Robert Hosack, and Richard Pierard.
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|Title Annotation:||books commemorating the year 2000|
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|Date:||Jan 1, 2000|
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