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
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our enduring fascination with the afterlife
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Miller
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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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
202/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
  • BL540
  • BL540
LC item number
  • .M56 2010
  • .M56 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Heaven : our enduring fascination with the afterlife, Lisa Miller
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-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
ocn419855145
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvii, 331 p.
Isbn
9780060554750
Lccn
2009026063
System control number
(OCoLC)419855145

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