Heaven : A History

ISBN-10: 0300048580

ISBN-13: 9780300048582

Edition: N/A

Authors: Colleen McDannell, Bernhard Lang

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Describes and interprets the ways in which believers, from biblical authors to present-day religious thinkers, have understood everlasting life. Extensive notes, but no coherent bibliography. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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List price: $16.95
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 9/27/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Colleen McDannell is Sterling McMurrin Chair of Religious Studies and associate professor of history at the University of Utah.

Bernhard Lang is professor of religion at the University of Paderborn, Germany.

Preface to the Second Edition
The Dawn of Heaven
Jesus and the Christian Promise
Irenaeus and Augustine on our Heavenly Bodies
Medieval Promises
The Pleasures of Renaissance Paradise
God at the Center: Protestant and Catholic Reformers
Swedenborg and the Emergence of a Modern Heaven
Love in the Heavenly Realm
Eternal Motion: Progress in the Other World
Heaven in Contemporary Christianity
Paradise Found: Themes and Variations
Author Index
Subject Index
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