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Heaven in the American imagination

Author: Gary Scott Smith
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, cop. 2011.
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Additional Physical Format: Heaven in the American imagination
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Scott Smith
ISBN: 0199738955 9780199738953 9780199897346 0199897344
OCLC Number: 783479068
Awards: Commended for Christianity Today Book Award (History/Biography) 2012
Description: xii, 339 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. The Puritans: Celebrating the Glory of Heaven Chapter 3. Jonathan Edwards and the First Great Awakening: Heaven Is a World of Love Chapter 4. The Early National Era and the Second Great Awakening: The Founders, Assaults on Orthodoxy, and Revival Chapter 5. Heaven as Home: The Victorians and Heaven, 1830-1870; Family, Friends, and Fellowship Chapter 6. Slavery, the Civil War, and Heaven Chapter 7. Heaven in the Gilded Age: Dwight Moody and the Princes of the Pulpit Chapter 8. Heaven in the Progressive Years: The Social Gospel, Urban Revivalism, and Theological Liberalism; Personal Growth, Service, and Reform Chapter 9. Heaven from the Roaring Twenties to the Fabulous Fifties Chapter 10. Heaven, 1960-2000: New Trends and Revived Themes Chapter 11. The Contemporary Scene: Heaven Today Chapter 12. Conclusion
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Smith has written a stimulating and well-documented book that will further promote thinking on this subject of perennial interest. * Professor Bernhard Lang, University of Paderborn *

 
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