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Heaven : a history

Includes a substantial new preface on changing views of life after death in the new century, this copiously illustrated book describes the ways in which believers--from biblical authors to present-day religious thinkers--have pictured Heaven, not just in doctrine but also in poetry, art, literature, and popular culture
Print Book, English, 2001
Yale Nota Bene, New Haven, 2001
xxv, 411 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
9780300091076, 0300091079
The dawn of Heaven
Jesus and the Christian promise
Irenaeus and Augustine on our heavenly bodies
Medieval promises
The pleasures of renaissance paradise
God at the center: Protestant and Catholic reformers
Swedenborg and the emergence of a modern Heaven
Love in the heavenly realm
Eternal motion: progress in the other world
Heaven in contemporary Christianity
Paradise found
Previous edition: New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 1988