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A history of heaven :the singing silence

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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 cliche, 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.

Synopsis:

This text explores heaven - the brighter side of eternity. Dispensing with cliched images of heaven, the author aims to stimulate readers' imaginations with a history of how the joy of paradise has been conceived by writers, philosophers and artists, for whom heaven was not immediate reality.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-210) and index.

Table of 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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691011615
Subtitle:
The Singing Silence
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Author:
Russell, Jeffrey Burton
Location:
Princeton, N.J. :
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
History
Subject:
Church History
Subject:
Religion - Church History
Subject:
History of doctrines
Subject:
Heaven
Subject:
Christianity -- History.
Subject:
Heaven -- History of doctrines.
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Mind, Body & Spirit
Subject:
Comparative Literature
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Art and architecture
Subject:
European History
Series Volume:
no. 11
Publication Date:
19970327
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
18 halftones
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 21 oz

Related Subjects

Metaphysics » Near Death Experiences and Reincarnation
Religion » Christianity » Afterlife
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Product details 256 pages Princeton University Press,c1997. - English 9780691011615 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This text explores heaven - the brighter side of eternity. Dispensing with cliched images of heaven, the author aims to stimulate readers' imaginations with a history of how the joy of paradise has been conceived by writers, philosophers and artists, for whom heaven was not immediate reality.
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