History of Hell

ISBN-10: 015140934X

ISBN-13: 9780151409341

Edition: 1995

Authors: Alice K. Turner

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A "lively...generously illustrated" (Washington Post Book World) survey of how, over the past four thousand years, religious leaders, artists, writers, and ordinary people in the West have visualized Hell-its location, architecture, purpose, and inhabitants. Illustrations; full-color inserts.
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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Harcourt Trade Publishers
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 275
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.244

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Introductionp. 1
The Great Belowp. 5
The Egyptian Book of the Deadp. 12
Zoroastrianismp. 16
Classical Hadesp. 20
Platonic Hellp. 30
The Roman Empirep. 34
Sheolp. 40
Gnosticismp. 46
Manichaeismp. 49
The Early Christiansp. 52
The Descent into Hellp. 66
The Last Judgmentp. 71
Apocalyptic Tours of Hellp. 83
The Middle Agesp. 89
Mystery Playsp. 114
Purgatoryp. 126
Dante's Infernop. 133
The High Middle Agesp. 145
The Reformationp. 158
Baroque Hellp. 172
Paradise Lostp. 177
The Mechanical Universep. 190
The Enlightenmentp. 199
Swedenborg's Visionp. 210
The Nineteenth Centuryp. 213
Goethe's Faustp. 218
The Romanticsp. 221
Universalismp. 233
The Age of Freudp. 239
Acknowledgmentsp. 244
Bibliographyp. 246
Photo Creditsp. 257
Indexp. 263
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