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The history of hell

Author: Alice K Turner
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace & Company, [1993]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"A survey of how, over the past 4,000 years, religious leaders, poets, painters, and ordinary people have visualized Hell--its location, architecture, furnishings, purpose, and inhabitants."
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Genre/Form: Comparative studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Turner, Alice K.
History of hell.
New York : Harcourt Brace, ©1993
(OCoLC)988553401
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice K Turner
ISBN: 015140934X 9780151409341 9780156001373 0156001373
OCLC Number: 27813633
Description: vi, 275 pages, 22 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 27 cm
Contents: The great below --
The Egyptian book of the dead --
Zoroastrianism --
Classical hades --
Platonic hell --
The Roman empire --
Sheol --
Gnosticism --
Manichaeism --
The early Christians --
The descent into hell --
The last judgment --
Apocalyptic tours of hell --
The middle ages --
Mystery plays --
Purgatory --
Dante's inferno --
The high middle ages --
The reformation --
Baroque hell --
Paradise lost --
The mechanical universe --
The enlightenment --
Swedenborg's vision --
The nineteenth century --
Goethe's Faust --
The romantics --
Universalism --
The age of Freud.
Responsibility: Alice K. Turner.

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"A survey of how, over the past 4,000 years, religious leaders, poets, painters, and ordinary people have visualized Hell--its location, architecture, furnishings, purpose, and inhabitants."

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