Posted November 29, 2018 09:05:01 New York University’s Michael Zimring has become one of the most influential New York theology professors in the world.
Zimring is known for his writings on the “purgatorial” rapture in the early 20th century, but he also has a new book on the topic out in the spring.
The Rapture: A Great New Theory of Salvation is the first of a series of books on the rapture to be released in 2019, and the first to explore the subject in an objective manner.
Zimbring, a former professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, is now a lecturer at the New York School of Theology, which he joined in 2011.
He has written numerous books on various aspects of the raptural phenomenon, including the Rapture Bible, The Rapture Gospel, and The Raptures of Jesus Christ.
The rapture was originally a “great idea,” Zimrings said, but his “vision of the final days” was shaped by the experience of his son, a teenager in the 1990s.
The son was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia that he never received a diagnosis for.
He was living in Manhattan and had just graduated from New York Presbyterian College.
Zimmring is not alone in his faith.
Other New York professors have written books on Rapture theology.
Some have called it “a great idea,” others have called the raptures “a terrible notion.”
The Raptures has been the subject of a lot of discussion, said Zimbring.
“It’s really a really fascinating topic, one that has a lot to do with the nature of salvation,” he said.
Zimmerman said he was inspired to write the book after he spent time at an Adventist church in the 1970s and discovered that it was full of rapture-related talk.
“The raptures are one of those things that are very important to understand and to celebrate, and that is a very important thing,” he added.
“And it’s not just for people in the church, but for the wider community,” Zimmerman said.
“In the world today, we see it more and more as a really significant aspect of the Christian experience.
The Bible is full of it.”
Zimmermans son, now a young adult, also has leukemia.
He’s a registered Democrat, and his book, called God’s Son, will be available for purchase in Canada and the United States.
Zirring is hoping that the book will help other young people understand what he has learned about the rapturants, and how their faith has influenced their lives.
“My son’s illness was such a wakeup call to him, he said, that he began to really take note of what he was learning.
And I’ve seen the effects on his life.”
Zimrings book will also be available in English and Spanish.