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WMU experts cited in Time magazine

June 26, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- It's not the end of the world, but that's what WMU's Paul Maier and Brian C. Wilson have been talking about recently in the national media.

Maier and Wilson were both quoted in the July 1 Time magazine cover feature package on "The Bible & The Apocalypse: Why More Americans are Reading and Talking About the End of the World."

In addition, Maier was featured on MSNBC's nightly program "Hardball with Chris Matthews" on Tuesday, June 25.

Maier is the Russell Seibert Professor of Ancient History and an internationally known religious historian. He was quoted in the Time's main feature story about the best-selling "Left Behind" books, a fictional series about the world after the Apocalypse. On "Hardball," he was featured opposite Jerry Jenkins, co-author of the "Left Behind" series.

Wilson is chairperson of the Department of Comparative Religion and specializes in American religion and culture. He was quoted on Americans' zeal for the books a Time's companion article titled "The End: How it Got That Way."

Both Maier and Wilson were interviewed by Time correspondent Amanda Brower.

Media contact: Marie Lee, 269 387-8400, marie.lee@wmich.edu

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