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Dorothy Parvaz Is Released, And The History Of Apocalyptic Thinking

Ross Reynolds
05/20/2011 at 12:00 p.m.

Dorothy Parvaz: Former Seattle P–I reporter Dorothy Parvaz was released from captivity on Tuesday after 19 days in detention, first in Syria and then in Iran. Al Jazeera reporter Dorothy Parvaz joins us.

History Of Apocalyptic Forecasts: According to 89–year–old radio host Harold Camping, tomorrow (May 21) is the day of the rapture and the world will end later this year in October. Apocalyptic predictions are not new, there have been dozens in the last few decades alone. One thing that they do have in common is that none of these predictions, thus far, have ever come true. Where do these predictions come from? We discuss the history of apocalyptic predictions.


Dorothy Parvaz is a reporter for Al Jazeera. Previously she was a columnist for the Seattle P–I and a regular guest on the weekly Friday roundtable on KUOW's "Weekday."

Rev. Barbara R. Rossing is a professor of the New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and the author of "The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in The Book of Revelation."

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