Rapture
(1,150 words)

Abstract: The “rapture” is an eschatological concept, paralleling the Christian doctrine of resurrection, that has evolved from its origins in nineteenth-century Britain and Ireland to dominate large …

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Crawford Gribben, “Rapture”, in: Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, General Editors Robert A. Segal, Kocku Von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 23 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004249707_vsr_COM_00000052>
First published online: 2016



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