Will the World End in 2012?: A Christian Guide to the Question Everyone's Asking

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Apr 19, 2010 - 208 pages
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Will life on earth really come crashing to a halt on December 21, 2012?

Will solar storms trigger devastating earthquakes and volcanoes that obliterate humankind? Will a large-scale science experiment go awry, destroying our civilization? Is Earth on a collision course with an obscure planet? Will any of these events herald the end of the world? Dr. Raymond C. Hundley analyzes the predictions of the ten most prominent apocalyptic theories in the 2012 doomsday movement. He investigates the claims of scientists, theologians, mathematicians, technologists, and ancient prophets along with the credibility and probability of each theory. The 2012 predictions of the Mayan calendar are considered alongside the parallel calculations of 16th century astrologer Nostradamus. Dr. Hundley takes a close look at the speculation originating everywhere, from evangelical Christianity to secular academia.

Will the World End in 2012? Dr. Hundley’s conclusion may be what you least expect.  He challenges Christians to respond to these predictions not with fear, but with hope and joy. For believers and nonbelievers alike, Hundley’s logical evaluation of Earth’s potential demise provides a fascinating road map of where our civilization could be heading and how we can prepare our hearts and minds for what lies ahead.

 

 

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THE END OF THE WORLD IS NIGH!
It would appear that a staggering number of people are concerned about the impending demise of the earth – in 2012.
In “Will the World End in 2012?”, Raymond Hundley reviews and analyses ten of the most prominent theories supporting a 2012 apocalypse, ranging from ancient Mayan prophecies and collision with “Planet X” to scientific predictions of solar storms and eruption of the supervolcano lurking beneath Yellowstone National Park. Although he himself is a Christian, he seeks to consider each of these theories based on their own merits and come to a conclusion separate from his faith.
…OR IS IT?
Being brutally honest, I was blissfully unaware of this growing concern. However, the title of the book did catch my eye. Coming from the vantage point of ignorance in this matter, I appreciated Dr. Hundley’s clear exposition of the various theories, along with his Christian epilogue. I was slightly disappointed, however, in the depth of analysis: I was hoping for something more meaty. But I do believe Dr. Hundley reaches a sensibly thought out (and perhaps, therefore, unsurprising) conclusion.
While I aimed to approach the book with an open mind, I am, in hindsight, inclined to believe that some guarded scepticism remained. However, I found myself being drawn in by the subject. A quick and interesting read, I would recommend this book as a good summary of the various apocalyptic theories.
~ Lisa (mylifebyfaith.wordpress.com)
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Contents

The Mayan Factor
1
Solar Storms
19
CERN and the Large Hadron Collider
27
The Predictions of Nostradamus
39
The Reversal of the Magnetic Poles
53
Collision with Planet X
61
Earths Alignment with the Galactic Plane
71
Eruption of the Super Volcano
83
Final Evaluations
125
Preparation for the End of the world
137
Epilogue for Christians
149
Notes
155
Major Works Cited
165
Acknowledgments
169
About the Author
171
Study Guide for Individuals or Groups
173

The Web Bot Project
93
Religious Predictions of the End of the world
101

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Raymond C. Hundley, PhD. Recibio su maestria en Religion en hermeneutica del Asbury Theological Seminary, una maestria en Teologia de la Universidad de Cambridge, y un doctorado en Teologia Sistematica de la escuela Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

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