Prophecy and Politics: Militant Evangelists on the Road to Nuclear War

Grace Halsell, Author Lawrence Hill Books $14.95 (210p) ISBN 978-0-88208-210-3
Armageddon theology of the New Christian Rightpropagated by certain TV evangelists, including possible presidential candidate Pat Robertson and politically active Jerry Falwell, along with Hal Lindsey's widely read The Late Great Planet Earthis reaching an estimated 60 million Americans, according to born-again Christian journalist Halsell (Soul Sister. During two of Falwell's Holy Land tours, the author interviewed fundamentalist members, all of whom believed that we must fulfill the biblical prophecy of fighting World War III preparatory to Christ's Second Coming. Most disquieting, if one credits Halsell's evidence and conclusions, is her discussion of an alliance of the New Christian Right and militant Zionists who share a common belief and enthusiasm for a global holocaust. Alarming, too, is the extent of the political influence of these evangelists, the Israeli lobby and PACs, along with the author's assertion that Reagan's policies regarding military spending and disarmament are largely subject to his alleged belief in the inevitability of a God-willed nuclear war. 15,000 first printing; $15,000 ad/promo; author tour. (September 17)
Reviewed on: 09/01/1986
Release date: 09/01/1986
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