Heaven: A History

What do Christians believe they will experience after a virtuous life What will an eternity in the hereafter be like In this copiously illustrated, lively book, Colleen McDannell and Bernhard Lang describe and interpret the ways in which believers from biblical authors to medieval mystics, from Jesus to present day religious thinkers have pictured Heaven, not just in docWhat do Christians believe they will experience after a virtuous life What will an eternity in the hereafter be like In this copiously illustrated, lively book, Colleen McDannell and Bernhard Lang describe and interpret the ways in which believers from biblical authors to medieval mystics, from Jesus to present day religious thinkers have pictured Heaven, not just in doctrine but also in poetry, art, literature, and popular culture In so doing, they shed new light on both the private and public dimensions of western culture This second edition includes a substantial new preface relating the book to changing views of life after death in the new century.Praise for the earlier edition A fascinating new study It is a rich and provocative subject and the authors use it as a springboard from which to examine shifting attitudes toward man and God, within the Judeo Christian tradition Michiko Kakutani, New York Times The next best thing to going Carlin Romano, Philadelphia Inquirer Heaven A History offers a whistlestop tour, thoroughly researched and engagingly written, of the extraordinary things Christians and others have believed about life after death A compendium of fascinating finds from the past John Barton, London Review of Books A fascinating survey of Western culture and a delightful tour of the histories of art, literature and theology Christian Century Heaven A History provides a rich opportunity for theological reflection This book can help in constructing a language for the hereafter that will encourage the best hopes of the living and, heaven knows, perhaps guide the reader to a vision of eternal bliss St Anthony Messenger
Heaven A History What do Christians believe they will experience after a virtuous life What will an eternity in the hereafter be like In this copiously illustrated lively book Colleen McDannell and Bernhard Lang des

  • Title: Heaven: A History
  • Author: Colleen McDannell Bernhard Lang
  • ISBN: 9780300091076
  • Page: 171
  • Format: Paperback
  • Heaven A History, Second edition This volume offers a history of interpretations of heaven from a religious standpoint and from the worlds of art, literature, pop culture, and , with illustrations This second edition of the original offers a new preface that updates the study. Heaven A History Colleen McDannell, Bernhard Lang Heaven A History A fascinating survey of Western culture and a delightful tour of the histories of art, literature and theology Heaven A History provides a rich opportunity for theological reflection This book can help in constructing a language for the hereafter that will encourage the best hopes of the living and, heaven knows, Heaven A History by Colleen McDannell Rather, it is the history of how we got to Albom who in this instance stands in for all those who market the eternal life approach to grappling with death , of how an idea that sprouted in the Israelite kingdom than two and a half millennia ago grew large enough to HEAVEN A HISTORY TheU In Heaven A History, McDannell and her co author broke new ground by analyzing popular representations of the afterlife along with the intellectual speculations of elites A Guggenheim Fellowship supported her research on photography, religion and the New Deal. A History of Heaven Jeffrey Burton Russell A History of Heaven by Jeffrey Burton Russell, takes a decidedly Christian approach to the idea of heaven, and its evolution through the ages up until the writing of Dante, where he says, all things consummate were consociated and reworded into the current popular picture of heaven. Heaven a history Book, WorldCat Going beyond mere doctrinal history, the authors present in words and pictures images of heaven used in poetry, art, literature, and popular culture, providing a lively history of contradictions and Read Heaven A History book by Colleen McDannell Heaven A History is an excellent account of the varied always changing beliefs of Christian afterlife Written in a clear language with fine scholarhip by scholars Essentially chronological, Chapter One is titled The Dawn of Heaven discusses Semite Hellenistic A History of Heaven Summary eNotes A History of Heaven The scope of A History of Heaven is broad, but it is efficiently organized to make it manageable Determined to set the history of heaven in the context of its development both chronologically and topically, he analyzes cosmology, metaphorical ontology, images of paradise, the special place and role of angels, McDannel and Lang, Heaven A History reviewed by Blair Aug , about Heaven Professors of religious studies Colleen McDannell University of Utah and Bernhard Lang University of Paderborn, Germany have traced these currents throughout western thought in Heaven A History To call the book a tour through the museum of Heaven

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    1. No, this is not another bowlful of treacle from Mitch Albom. Rather, it is the history of how we got to Albom (who in this instance stands in for all those who market the eternal life approach to grappling with death), of how an idea that sprouted in the Israelite kingdom more than two-and-a-half millennia ago grew large enough to seize the imagination of a large portion of the world. The discussion in the book is limited to the Judeo-Christian heritage, with sidebars on Roman antecedents. (So n [...]

    2. автори роблять мою улюблену штуку – розповідають захопливу історію, систематичну й послідовну, як хороший роман (я не про те, що хороші романи мусять бути лінійні, а про те, що добре зроблена історія не губить сюжетних ліній, не висмоктує ситуацій з пальця і якщо вже вводить [...]

    3. Fascinating read. I have used it for research in my own writing and it never fails to spark off ideas. It is a book I come back to again and again.

    4. A fascinating look at how the idea of Heaven has evolved from early Christian thought to the present day and how that has reflected both society and philosophy of the time.

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