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
Title remainder
our enduring fascination with the afterlife
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Lisa Miller
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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
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TLC
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Miller, Lisa
Dewey number
202/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
BL540
LC item number
.M56 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Heaven
  • Abrahamic religions
  • Heaven
  • United States
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Heaven : our enduring fascination with the afterlife, Lisa Miller
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Electronic book
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
What is heaven? -- The miracle -- The kingdom is near -- Green, green pastures -- Resurrection -- Salvation -- Visionaries -- Reunions -- Is heaven boring?
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062002884
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
7189C85F-2931-4456-802E-070E4BE1E932
System control number
  • (OCoLC)652523117
  • (TLC)erc0000439076
  • 1014553
Label
Heaven : our enduring fascination with the afterlife, Lisa Miller
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is heaven? -- The miracle -- The kingdom is near -- Green, green pastures -- Resurrection -- Salvation -- Visionaries -- Reunions -- Is heaven boring?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062002884
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
7189C85F-2931-4456-802E-070E4BE1E932
System control number
  • (OCoLC)652523117
  • (TLC)erc0000439076
  • 1014553

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