A Brief History of Heaven / Edition 1

A Brief History of Heaven / Edition 1

by Alister E. McGrath
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631233547

ISBN-13: 9780631233541

Pub. Date: 02/12/2003

Publisher: Wiley

This engaging book by one of today's best-known Christian writers explores the history of heaven, from its origins in biblical writings to its most recent representations.

  • A short, accessible book on the history of heaven.
  • Draws together representations of heaven by a wide range of writers, theologians, politicians and artists.
  • Covers literary

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This engaging book by one of today's best-known Christian writers explores the history of heaven, from its origins in biblical writings to its most recent representations.

  • A short, accessible book on the history of heaven.
  • Draws together representations of heaven by a wide range of writers, theologians, politicians and artists.
  • Covers literary works such as Dante's Divine Comedy, Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, and the poems of George Herbert.
  • Considers discussions by Marx and Freud of heaven's role in society.
  • Based on serious scholarship but is ideal for the non-specialist who wants to learn more about the idea of heaven.
  • Alister E. McGrath is one of today's best-known Christian writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631233541
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/12/2003
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Brief Histories of Religion Series, #12
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
1,292,457
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.68(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
1The City: The New Jerusalem1
2The Garden: Heaven as Paradise39
3Opening the Gates of Heaven: Atonement and Paradise75
4The Signposting of Heaven: Signals of Transcendence111
5The Consolation of Heaven137
6Journey's End: Heaven as the Goal of the Christian Life161
Index192

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