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A history of heaven : the singing silence

Author: Jeffrey Burton Russell
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Well known for his historical accounts of Satan and hell, Jeffrey Burton Russell here explores the brighter side of eternity: heaven. Dispensing with the cliche images of goodness that can make even heaven seem unbearable, the author stimulates our imagination with a history of how the joy of paradise has been conceived by writers, philosophers, and artists for whom heaven was an imminent reality. Russell not only  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Burton Russell
ISBN: 0691011613 9780691011615 0691006849 9780691006840
OCLC Number: 35292861
Awards: Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 1997
Winner of Christianity Today Book Award (Top 25) 1998
Description: xv, 220 pages, [14] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Understanding Heaven --
Elysium, Jerusalem, and Paradise --
The Heaven of the Early Christians --
Returning to God --
Heaven, East and West --
Visions of Heaven --
Journeys to Heaven --
Wooing the Bridegroom --
The Desire of the Intellect --
The Fire of Love --
Approaching Paradise --
The Heavenly Paradise --
Hearing the Silence.
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Winner of the 1998 Book Award, Christianity Today One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 1997 "An honest, erudite and personal paean to heaven."--Publishers Weekly "At minimum, it is the Read more...

 
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