skip to content
Heaven : our enduring fascination with the afterlife Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Heaven : our enduring fascination with the afterlife

Author: Lisa Miller
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
A groundbreaking and accessible history of heaven--from the earliest biblical conceptions of the afterlife to the theologians who frame our understandings, to the convictions and perceptions of everyday people. Drawing on history and popular culture, biblical research and everyday beliefs, religion journalist Lisa Miller offers a new understanding of one of the most cherished ideals of spiritual life. She discusses  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Miller
ISBN: 9780060554750 0060554754
OCLC Number: 419855145
Description: xxvii, 331 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: What is heaven? --
The miracle --
The kingdom is near --
Green, green pastures --
Resurrection --
Salvation --
Visionaries --
Reunions --
Is heaven boring?
Responsibility: Lisa Miller.
More information:

Abstract:

A groundbreaking and accessible history of heaven--from the earliest biblical conceptions of the afterlife to the theologians who frame our understandings, to the convictions and perceptions of everyday people. Drawing on history and popular culture, biblical research and everyday beliefs, religion journalist Lisa Miller offers a new understanding of one of the most cherished ideals of spiritual life. She discusses not just our visions of the afterlife, but how our beliefs have influenced the societies we have built and the lifestyles to which we have subscribed. She also reveals how the notion of heaven has been used for manipulation--to promulgate goodness and evil--as inspiration for selfless behavior, and as justification for mass murder. From the Revelation to the Left Behind series, Augustine to bin Laden, Muslims in the West Bank to American Mormons baptizing their dead, this is a penetrating look at a cherished religious ideal.--From publisher description.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (2)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(6)

User lists with this item (5)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/419855145>
library:oclcnum"419855145"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/419855145>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:bookEdition"1st ed."
schema:copyrightYear"2010"
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2010"
schema:description"A groundbreaking and accessible history of heaven--from the earliest biblical conceptions of the afterlife to the theologians who frame our understandings, to the convictions and perceptions of everyday people. Drawing on history and popular culture, biblical research and everyday beliefs, religion journalist Lisa Miller offers a new understanding of one of the most cherished ideals of spiritual life. She discusses not just our visions of the afterlife, but how our beliefs have influenced the societies we have built and the lifestyles to which we have subscribed. She also reveals how the notion of heaven has been used for manipulation--to promulgate goodness and evil--as inspiration for selfless behavior, and as justification for mass murder. From the Revelation to the Left Behind series, Augustine to bin Laden, Muslims in the West Bank to American Mormons baptizing their dead, this is a penetrating look at a cherished religious ideal.--From publisher description."@en
schema:description"What is heaven? -- The miracle -- The kingdom is near -- Green, green pastures -- Resurrection -- Salvation -- Visionaries -- Reunions -- Is heaven boring?"@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/835843793>
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Heaven : our enduring fascination with the afterlife"@en
schema:publisher
schema:url
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.