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: 435
  • Format: Paperback
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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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