23 November 1929 Birth of Hal Lindsey, author of “The Late Great Planet Earth” #otdimjh


On This Day In Messianic Jewish History

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Harold Lee “Hal” Lindsey (born November 23, 1929) is an American evangelist and Christian writer. He is a Christian Zionist and dispensationalist author. He currently resides in Texas. [wikipedia entry]

Cortney S. Basham describes Lindsay’s views in his MA thesis  “Hal Lindsey’s The Late, Great Planet Earth and the Rise of Popular Premillennialism in the 1970s”

Basham examines how popular American thought about “the end of the world” has been greatly affected by Hal Lindsey’s 1970 popular prophecy book The Late, Great Planet Earth. LGPE sold more copies than any other non-fiction book in the 1970s and greatly aided the mainstreaming of “end-times” ideas like the Antichrist, nuclear holocaust, the Rapture, and various other concepts connected with popular end-times thought. These ideas stem from a specific strain of late-nineteenth century Biblical interpretation known as dispensational premillennialism, which has manifested in various schools of premillennial thought over the last 150 years. However, Lindsey…

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