A History of Heaven: The Singing Silence

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Well known for his historical accounts of Satan and hell, Jeffrey Burton Russell here explores the brighter side of eternity: heaven. Dispensing with the cliche images of goodness that can make even heaven seem unbearable, the author stimulates our imagination with a history of how the joy of paradise has been conceived by writers, philosophers, and artists for whom heaven was an imminent reality. Russell not only explores concepts found among the ancient Jews, Greeks, and Romans, as well as early and medieval Christians, ...

A History of Heaven: The Singing Silence 1999, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691006840

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A History of Heaven: The Singing Silence 1997, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691011615

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