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Heaven by Colleen McDannell
Book DescriptionWhat do Christians believe they will experience after a virtuous life? What will an eternity in the hereafter be like? In this copiously illustrated, lively book, Colleen McDannell and Bernhard Lang describe and interpret the ways in which believers - from biblical authors to medieval mystics, from Jesus to present-day religious thinkers - have pictured Heaven, not just in doctrine but also in poetry, art, literature, and popular culture. In so doing, they shed new light on both the private and public dimensions of western culture. This second edition includes a substantial new preface relating the book to changing views of life after death in the new century.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300091076
(197mm x 127mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 5-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Colleen McDannell
Spirit of Vatican II, Hardback (March 2011)
Nearly a half century after the Second Vatican Council, a leading religious historian examines the transformed lives of American Catholics--and shows that reform has made their church stronger than ever.
Catholics in the Movies, Paperback (January 2008)
At the movies, catholicism is the American religion. Eleven prominent scholars explore how catholic characteres, spaces and rituals are represented in film. With chapters on movies ranging from Going My Way to Dogma, contributors provide close readings that illuminate critical themes and images as they set the films their historical context.
Religions of the United States in Practice, Paperback (November 2001)» View all books by Colleen McDannell
An anthology of sources with accompanying essays that examines religious behavior in America, this work explores faith through action from Colonial times through the 19th-century. It offers a sampling of religious perspectives in order to approximate the living texture of popular religious thought and practice in the United States.
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Author Biography - Colleen McDannell
Colleen McDannell is Sterling McMurrin Chair of Religious Studies and associate professor of history at the University of Utah. She is also the author of Material Christianity, published by Yale University Press (ISBN 0 300 06440 3, 30.00). Bernhard Lang is professor of religion at the University of Paderborn, Germany, and the author of Sacred Games: A History of Christian Worship, also published by Yale University Press (ISBN 0 300 06932 4, 30.00).
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