Brief History of Heaven by Alister E. McGrath
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Brief History of Heaven
By Alister E. McGrath

A Brief History of Heaven

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Brief History of Heaven by Alister E. McGrath

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This engaging book by one of todaya 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 Dantea s Divine Comedy, Bunyana s Pilgrima s Progress, and the poems of George Herbert. * Considers discussions by Marx and Freud of heavena 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 todaya s best--known Christian writers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631233534
ISBN-10: 0631233539
Format: Hardback
(220mm x 149mm x 18mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alister E. McGrath

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.

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