Carl E. Olson

Carl E. Olson is the editor of Ignatius Insight and the moderator of the Insight Scoop. He is the author of "Will Catholics Be 'Left Behind'? A Catholic Critique of the Rapture and Today's Prophecy Preachers" (Ignatius Press, 2003) and co-author of the best-selling "The Da Vinci Hoax: Exposing the Errors in The Da Vinci Code" (Ignatius Press, 2004). I've written numerous articles on apologetics, theology, literature/art, pop culture, and religion, as well as several book reviews, for publications including The Catholic Answer, CatholicExchange.com, Catholic World Report, Catholic Parent, Crisis, Envoy, First Things, National Catholic Register, National Review Online, New Covenant, Our Sunday Visitor, Saint Austin Review, This Rock and Touchstone. I currently write a weekly Scripture column,

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Five Myths About the Rapture

About ten years ago, I mentioned to a Catholic friend that I was starting to work on a book critiquing the Left Behind novels. I explained that it would thoroughly examine premillennial dispensationalism, the unique apocalyptic belief system presented, in fictional format, within those books. Premillennial dispensationalism teaches that the “Rapture” and the Second Coming … Read more

Five Myths About the Rapture

Three years ago I mentioned to a Catholic friend that I was starting to work on a book critiquing the Left Behind novels. I explained that it would thoroughly examine premillennial dispensationalism, the unique apocalyptic belief system presented, in fictional format, within those books. Premillennial dispensationalism teaches that the “Rapture” and the Second Coming are … Read more

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