The latest edition of BBC Radio program "In Our Time" discusses "The Rapture". Melvyn Bragg and his guests assess the theology of Anglican priest John Nelson Darby (1800-1882), the 19th century spread of Dispensationalism and its role in popular culture in the US today, and its place in contemporary US, EU and Middle East politics.
The program includes the following academic experts:
Dr. Elizabeth Phillips, Research Fellow at the Margaret Beaufort Institute at the University of Cambridge and Honorary Fellow in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University. Author of ‘Narrating Catastrophe, Cultivating Hope: Apocalyptic Practices and Theological Virtue’ in Studies in Christian Ethics 31:1 (1 February 2018): 17-33.
Prof. Crawford Gribben, Professor of Early Modern British History at Queen’s University Belfast, author of Evangelical Millennialism in the Trans-Atlantic World, 1500-2000 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).
Dr. Nicholas Guyatt, Reader in North American History at the University of Cambridge, author of Providence and the Invention of the United States, 1607-1876 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007).
The podcast is available on the BBC website: www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/p...