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The early history of heaven

Author: J Edward Wright
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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How and why did Western cultures come to imagine the heavenly realm as they do? This volume traces the history of speculation about heaven and discovers that the Hebrew texts that fed Jewish and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Comparative studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wright, J. Edward.
Early history of heaven.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000
(DLC) 98049461
(OCoLC)40249803
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J Edward Wright
ISBN: 9780195152302 0195152301
OCLC Number: 252620864
Awards: Winner of A Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2000.
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 318 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Ancient Egyptian Traditions ; 2. Ancient Mesopotamian Traditions ; 3. Israelite Traditions ; 4. Persian, Greek, and Roman Traditions ; 5. Early Jewish and Christian Traditions I: The Persistence of Biblical or Ancient Near Eastern Models ; 7. Early Jewish and Christian Traditions III: Common Themes & Motifs ; 8. Later Developments in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Images
Responsibility: J. Edward Wright.

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