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A history of heaven : the singing silence

Author: Jeffrey Burton Russell
Publisher: Princeton (N.J.) : Princeton University Press, 1999.
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Explores the brighter side of eternity: heaven. Dispensing with the images of goodness that can make even heaven seem unbearable, this book stimulates our imagination with a history of how the joy of  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Burton Russell
ISBN: 0691006849 9780691006840
OCLC Number: 469281156
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 191-210. Index.
Awards: Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 1997
Description: XV-220 p. -[7] f. de plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations Preface Ch. 1. Understanding Heaven Ch. 2. Elysium, Jerusalem, and Paradise Ch. 3. The Heaven of the Early Christians Ch. 4. Returning to God Ch. 5. Heaven, East and West Ch. 6. Visions of Heaven Ch. 7. Journeys to Heaven Ch. 8. Wooing the Bridegroom Ch. 9. The Desire of the Intellect Ch. 10. The Fire of Love Ch. 11. Approaching Paradise Ch. 12. The Heavenly Paradise Ch. 13. Hearing the Silence Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Jeffrey Burton Russell.
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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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