Sunday night and Monday morning, a total lunar eclipse will give the moon a blood red appearance, a sign some say heralds the apocalypse. September 28th is also the anniversary of Julie Rowe’s near death experience. She’s a Mormon who’s gotten a lot of attention for her personal visions of the end times. So Monday, we’re talking about end of the world predictions: what inspires them, how different Christian groups imagine Jesus’ return, and how these ideas have played out among Latter-day Saints.
- Jon Stone is Professor of Religious Studies at California State University, Long Beach. His twelve books include Expecting Armageddon: Essential Readings in Failed Prophecy [Amazon]. He's also a contributor to the The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism [Indiebound|Amazon].
- Matt Harris is Professor of History at Colorado State Universty, Pueblo. His forthcoming books include The Mormon Church and Blacks: A Documentary History, edited with Newell Bringhurst and due out in December. He's also writing two volumes on the late LDS Church president Ezra Taft Benson.
Other resources mentioned in today's program:
- Read Julie Rowe's own reflections at her website julieroweprepare.com