A Brief History of Heaven by Alister E. McGrath
(Blackwell Brief Histories of Religion)

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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.
 

About Alister E. McGrath

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Alister E. McGrath is the Head of the Centre for Theology, Religion & Culture at King's College London, having previously been Professor of Historical Theology at the University of Oxford. He is one of the world's leading Protestant theologians and has long been involved in theological education. McGrath is also the author of some of the most widely used theology textbooks, including the bestselling Christian Theology: An Introduction (2010, Wiley-Blackwell), now in its fifth edition. He is in constant demand as a speaker at conferences throughout the world.
 
Published February 4, 2003 by Wiley-Blackwell. 216 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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