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Heaven: A History

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Heaven: A History


"[A] fascinating new study. . . . It is a rich and provocative subject and the authors use it as a springboard from which to examine shifting attitudes toward man and God, within the Judeo-Christian tradition."--Michiko Kakutani, New York Times


"The next best thing to going."--Carlin Romano, Philadelphia Inquirer


"Heaven: A History offers a whistlestop tour, thoroughly researched and engagingly written, of the extraordinary things Christians and others have believed about life after death. . . . A compendium of fascinating finds from the past."--John Barton, London Review of Books


"A fascinating survey of Western culture and a delightful tour of the histories of art, literature and theology."--Christian Century




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