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Title: A Brief History of Heaven
Author: McGrath, Alister E
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Publication Date: 2003
Paperback; ISBN: 9780631233541
Volumes: 1; Pages: 216
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This engaging book by one of today's best-known Christian writers explores the history of heaven, from its origins in biblical writings to its most recent representations.* A short, accessible book on the history of heaven.* Draws together representations of heaven by a wide range of writers, theologians, politicians and artists.* Covers literary works such as Dante's Divine Comedy, Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, and the poems of George Herbert.* Considers discussions by Marx and Freud of heaven's role in society.* Based on serious scholarship but is ideal for the non-specialist who wants to learn more about the idea of heaven.* Alister E. McGrath is one of today's best-known Christian writers.Contents1. The City: The New Jerusalem.2. The Garden: Heaven as Paradise.3. Opening the Gates of Heaven: Atonement and Paradise.4. Signposting of Heaven: Signals of Transcendence.5. The Consolation of Heaven.6. Journey's End: Heaven as the Goal of the Christian Life.Bibliography.