Features
Features > Looking forward to the rapture: the cod theology of the US fundamentalist Christians behind Trump's Jerusalem decision

14 December 2017 | by Jon M. Sweeney

Looking forward to the rapture: the cod theology of the US fundamentalist Christians behind Trump's Jerusalem decision


Looking forward to the rapture: the cod theology of the US fundamentalist Christians behind Trump's Jerusalem decision

The Second Coming

 

Most Christians, including Catholics, spend little time contemplating when Christ will return and what that means. We regularly say, in the words of the Nicene Creed, “He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end”, but we rarely contemplate the precise date and time of his arrival.

Christian evangelicals in the United States, on the other hand, have made ruminating on the end-times a speciality. For many, beliefs about Christ returning in glory have formed a central plank in their theological system. 





Subscriptions

Subscribe to The Tablet from just £19.99 quarterly
3 options available
Subscribe




Share this story

Article List


Post a Comment

You can post as a subscriber user...


User Comments (0)

Newsletter

Sign up for our newsletter

Sign Up

Latest Issue
Digital/PDF Version

PDF version (iPad-friendly)

Previous Issues
Tablet Subscription

Manage my subcription here

Manage
Top