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TIME Visions of Heaven
     

TIME Visions of Heaven

by Lisa Miller
 
Where do we go from here? TIME brings you a visually inspiring exploration of humankind's speculation about the afterlife, from the Christian view of heaven to its myriad spiritual and literary versions: Valhalla, Nirvana, Shangri-La and many other concepts of paradise. The quest is not just a spiritual one, but a scientific and eyewitness journey as well. Fully

Overview

Where do we go from here? TIME brings you a visually inspiring exploration of humankind's speculation about the afterlife, from the Christian view of heaven to its myriad spiritual and literary versions: Valhalla, Nirvana, Shangri-La and many other concepts of paradise. The quest is not just a spiritual one, but a scientific and eyewitness journey as well. Fully 85% of Americans believe in heaven, according to Gallup, and now TIME takes you on an unforgettable quest into what it may look like.

Our quest for understanding the afterlife include:

  • What are the common elements (and key differences) in how cultures around the world view the afterlife?
  • Ware Near-death Experiences and why do so many people report similar accounts?
  • Do we have a psychological need to believe in life after death?
  • How did the biblical version of heaven take shape?
  • What are the best literary depictions of heaven, from "Pardiso" by Dante to "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781618931153
Publisher:
Time Home Entertainment, Inc
Publication date:
04/08/2014
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
758,046
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Miller is the former religion editor of Newsweek and the author of many cover stories on faith and society. her 2010 book, Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination with the Afterlife, earned a starred Publisher's Weekly review, which declared, "this marvelous work is a readable and wonderfully realized study of this constant hope that we share." Booklist said, "Miller's whilwind tour of heaven is an entertaining primer on a most complex subject."

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