Heaven is one of those great mysteries that somehow symbolize what we don't know about ourselves and the world around us. At the same time it lifts our vision from the mundane realities of our everyday lives and reminds us...
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Heaven is one of those great mysteries that somehow symbolize what we don't know about ourselves and the world around us. At the same time it lifts our vision from the mundane realities of our everyday lives and reminds us that beyond the daily grind of our existence there is another, unseen reality. A reality that is as real--if not more so--than our everyday lives. Heaven suggests an answer to the familiar human feeling that there must be more than this, and prompts us to wonder whether there is indeed more in heaven and earth than can be dreamt of in all our philosophies.-Paula Gooder, from the Introduction
Paula Gooder (D.Phil., University of Oxford) is a part-time tutor at the Queens Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education in Birmingham and a freelance writer and lecturer on the Bible.
She is the author of many books including The Pentateuch (Continuum, 2000); This Risen Existence. The Spirit of Easter (Canterbury Press, 2009); A Way Through the Wilderness. God's Help in a Time of Crisis (Church House Publishing, 2009); Only The Third Heaven? 2 Corinthians 12.1-10 and Heavenly Ascent (T&T Clark, 2006); Hosea-Micah (The People's Bible Commentary; BRF, 2005) and co-author with Dr Peter Kevern of Exploring New Testament Greek (SCM Press, 2004)
She also is Canon Theologian of Birmingham Cathedral, Visiting lecturer at King's College, London, Associate lecturer at St Mellitus College, London, an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Birmingham and Senior Research Scholar at the Queen's Foundation, Birmingham. She is a Reader in the Church of England and a member of General Synod.
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