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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.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations.
1. 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.
About the Author
Alister E. McGrath isProfessor of Historical Theology at Oxford University, and Principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He is the author of numerous best-selling books, including The Future of Christianity, Christian Theology: An Introduction, 3rd edition, and In The Beginning: The Story of the King James Bible.