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A brief history of heaven

Author: Alister E McGrath
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2003.
Series: Blackwell brief histories of religion.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the history of heaven, from its origins in biblical writings right up to the modern day. Bringing together literature, theology, politics, and the arts, this fascinating book traces the remarkable influence that the idea of heaven has had--and continues to have--on western culture.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alister E McGrath
ISBN: 0631233539 9780631233534 0631233547 9780631233541
OCLC Number: 49775353
Description: x, 203 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
Contents: The city : the new Jerusalem --
The garden : heaven as paradise --
Opening the gates of heaven : atonement and paradise --
The signposting of heaven : signals of transcendence --
The consolation of heaven --
Journey's end : heaven as the goal of the Christian life.
Series Title: Blackwell brief histories of religion.
Responsibility: Alister E. McGrath.
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This book explores the history of heaven, from its origins in biblical writings right up to the modern day. Bringing together literature, theology, politics, and the arts, this fascinating book traces the remarkable influence that the idea of heaven has had--and continues to have--on western culture.

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