Heaven and Hell in Enlightenment England by Philip C. Almond
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Heaven and Hell in Enlightenment England
By Philip C. Almond

Heaven and Hell in Enlightenment England

By (author) See other recent books by Philip C. Almond
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $160.00
Your Price: $144.00 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $16.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $7.20 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Heaven and Hell in Enlightenment England by Philip C. Almond

Book Description

This book examines life after death and changing concepts of heaven and hell in English thought from 1650 to 1750. It explores seventeenth- and eighteenth-century images of the journey of body and soul, from Platonist accounts of pre-existence, the final judgement and beyond into heaven or hell. It discloses a society in which frail and fleeting human life was lived out in the expectation of salvation or damnation, of eternal happiness or eternal torment, of heaven or hell and depicts a world radically different from our own. Drawing on the writings not only of the elite but also of the middling and lower classes, Almond shows how there hovered around images of the afterlife many classical and contemporary debate: free will and predestination, materialism and dualism, religion and science, Catholicism and Protestantism, religious and political radicalism, demonology and witchcraft and so on. The picture which emerges is both representative of the age as a whole and enables us to appreciate more fully contemporary understandings of the meaning of human life and death.

Buy Heaven and Hell in Enlightenment England book by Philip C. Almond from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780521453714
ISBN-10: 0521453712
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 252
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Jun-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Philip C. Almond

Afterlife by Philip C. Almond Afterlife, Hardback (May 2016)

Life after death explored properly for the first time.

Devil by Philip C. Almond Devil, Paperback (May 2016)

The story of Satan: From Fallen Angel to Prince of Darkness

England's First Demonologist by Philip C. Almond England's First Demonologist, Paperback (September 2014)

England's First Demonologist makes a notable contribution to a fascinating but unjustly neglected topic in the study of Early Modern England and European intellectual history.

Lancashire Witches by Philip C. Almond Lancashire Witches, Hardback (July 2012)

The women who lived in the vicinity of Pendle, who were accused, convicted and hanged alongside the so-called Salmesbury Witches, were more than just wicked sorcerers whose malign incantations caused others harm. This title presents story of the storm over Pendle.

» View all books by Philip C. Almond

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Heaven and Hell in Enlightenment England book by Philip C. Almond and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Philip C. Almond close
Afterlife by Philip C. Almond
Devil by Philip C. Almond
England's First Demonologist by Philip C. Almond
Devil by Philip C. Almond
Lancashire Witches by Philip C. Almond
Heaven and Hell in Enlightenment England by Philip C. Almond
Adam and Eve in Seventeenth-century Thought by Philip C. Almond
Witches of Warboys by Philip C. Almond
Demonic Possession and Exorcism in Early Modern England by Philip C. Almond
British Discovery of Buddhism by Philip C. Almond
Demonic Possession and Exorcism in Early Modern England by Philip C. Almond
Adam and Eve in Seventeenth-Century Thought by Philip C. Almond
British Discovery of Buddhism by Philip C. Almond
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close