Paradise Mislaid: How We Lost Heaven-And How We Can Regain It


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The Christian concept of heaven flourished for almost two millennia, but it has lost much of its power in the last hundred years. Indeed today even theologians tend to avoid the topic. But heaven has always been a central tenet of the Christian faith, writes Jeffrey Burton Russell. If there is no heaven, no resurrection of the dead, the entire Christian story makes no sense. In this stimulating book, Russell sets out to rehabilitate heaven by forcefully attacking a series of ideas that have made belief in heaven, not to ...

Paradise Mislaid: How We Lost Heaven and How We Can Regain It 2007, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195334586

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