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The Resource Heaven : our enduring fascination with the afterlife, Lisa Miller

Heaven : our enduring fascination with the afterlife, Lisa Miller

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Heaven : our enduring fascination with the afterlife
Title
Heaven
Title remainder
our enduring fascination with the afterlife
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Miller
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A groundbreaking and accessible history of heaven--from the earliest biblical conceptions of the afterlife to the theologians who frame our understandings, to the convictions and perceptions of everyday people. Drawing on history and popular culture, biblical research and everyday beliefs, religion journalist Lisa Miller offers a new understanding of one of the most cherished ideals of spiritual life. She discusses not just our visions of the afterlife, but how our beliefs have influenced the societies we have built and the lifestyles to which we have subscribed. She also reveals how the notion of heaven has been used for manipulation--to promulgate goodness and evil--as inspiration for selfless behavior, and as justification for mass murder. From the Revelation to the Left Behind series, Augustine to bin Laden, Muslims in the West Bank to American Mormons baptizing their dead, this is a penetrating look at a cherished religious ideal.--From publisher description
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Miller, Lisa
Dewey number
202
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Abrahamic religions
  • Heaven
  • Heaven
  • United States
Label
Heaven : our enduring fascination with the afterlife, Lisa Miller
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-320) and index
Contents
What is heaven? -- The miracle -- The kingdom is near -- Green, green pastures -- Resurrection -- Salvation -- Visionaries -- Reunions -- Is heaven boring?
Control code
000045486914
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvii, 331 p.
Isbn
9780060554767
Lccn
2009026063
System control number
(OCoLC)419855145
Label
Heaven : our enduring fascination with the afterlife, Lisa Miller
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-320) and index
Contents
What is heaven? -- The miracle -- The kingdom is near -- Green, green pastures -- Resurrection -- Salvation -- Visionaries -- Reunions -- Is heaven boring?
Control code
000045486914
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvii, 331 p.
Isbn
9780060554767
Lccn
2009026063
System control number
(OCoLC)419855145

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