A Brief History of HeavenBook - 2003
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.
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2003.
Branch Call Number: 236.24 MCGRATH
Characteristics: x, 203 p. : ill. ; 17 cm.
Alternative Title: Heaven