History Alive

Season 1 Episode 54

Countdown to Armageddon

Aired Unknown Dec 27, 2006 on The History Channel
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Countdown to Armageddon
Asteroids on a collision course with Earth, super volcanoes, global warming, killer viruses--all are potential catastrophes that threaten to wipe out life on our planet. Are these simply natural disasters that have been occurring since time immemorial? Or are the terrifying prophesies from the Bible that are at last coming true? Are our fears overblown? Or are the infamous Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse riding among us in a countdown to Armageddon?moreless
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      • Narrator: Asteroids, global warming, uncontrollable disease, terrorist attacks and the threat of nuclear annihilation, all are potential catastrophes that threaten life on Earth. Are these simply disasters that could simply end our very existence? Or are these threats terrifying prophecies from the Bible's Book of Revelation that are at last coming true? Are our fears overblown? Or are the infamous Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse at last riding among us in a countdown to Armageddon.

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      • Originally broadcast in 2004.

      • Commentators:

        Dr. Paul Halpern
        Author, The Great Beyond

        Rev. Tim LaHaye
        Co-Author, Left Behind series

        Dr. John C. Hagee
        John Hagee Ministries

        Professor Bill McGuire
        UCL Benefield Hazard Research Center

        Chris Holmes, MD
        Author, Spores, Plagues and History

        Stephen Petranik
        Editor, Discover Magazine

        Bernard McGinn
        Professor of Theology, The Divinity School, University of Chicago

        Barbara Rossing
        Professor, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

        John McGuckin
        Professor of Church History, Union Theological Seminary

        David B. Currie
        Author, Rapture: The End Times Error

        Hal Taussig
        Professor of the New Testament, Union Theological Seminary

        Eric H. Cline
        Archaeologist/Historian, George Washington University

        Paul S. Boyer
        Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin

        David Dolan
        Author, The End of Days

        Dr. John E. Ebel
        Director, Weston Observatory, Boston College

        Rabbi Felix (Tsvi) Rogin

        Gershom Gorenberg
        Author, The End of Days

        Dr. Joseph C. Hough
        President, Union Theological Seminary

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