Back to Top
Our Stores Contact Us Help
Welcome, {{username}} Log Out Log In   /  Sign Up

A Brief History of Heaven

Alister E Mcgrath

A Brief History of Heaven

Alister E Mcgrath

$48.99

Paperback

Where does the concept of heaven come from? How has it shaped western culture? This engaging and highly accessible book explores the remarkable history of heaven, from its origins in biblical writings right up to the modern day. 216 pages, from Blackwell.

You May Also Be Interested In

About "A Brief History of Heaven"

Where does the concept of heaven come from? How has it shaped western culture? This engaging and highly accessible book explores the remarkable history of heaven, from its origins in biblical writings right up to the modern day. 216 pages, from Blackwell.
- Koorong

This engaging book by one of today's best-known Christian writers explores the history of heaven, from its origins in biblical writings to its most recent representations. ^A short, accessible book on the history of heaven. ^Draws together representations of heaven by a wide range of writers, theologians, politicians and artists. ^Covers literary works such as Dante's "Divine Comedy," Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress," and the poems of George Herbert. ^Considers discussions by Marx and Freud of heaven's role in society. ^Based on serious scholarship but is ideal for the non-specialist who wants to learn more about the idea of heaven. ^Alister E. McGrath is one of today's best-known Christian writers.
- Publisher

'Alister McGrath invariably combines enormous scholarship with an accessible and engaging style. This book is no exception - a splendid survey of a centrally important subject, covering theology and the arts with equal grace and clarity.' Dr Rowan Williams, The Archbishop of Canterbury "Bringing together literature, theology, politics and the arts, this fascinating book traces the remarkable influence that the idea of heaven has had - and continues to have - on western culture." Publishing News "It is delightfully lucid and insightful...Recommended for large public libraries as well as academic libraries offering a variety of Christian religious courses." Joyce Smothers, Library Journal "Though clearly a scholar, McGrath transcends the drone of the academic dissertation, offering an accessible and thorough narrative. Using the rich visual imagery of heaven, McGrath has created a fascinating kaleidoscope for viewing the evolution of Christian worship." Publishers Weekly "Pick of the week...It's an ambitious, immensely accessible, erudite and entertaining exploration of the way the idea of heaven has been constructed over the centuries." The Saturday Age
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Alister E Mcgrath

Scientist, and former atheist, turned internationally-regarded theologian and prolific author, Revd Professor Alister McGrath, (D.Phil (Oxon), earned D.D. (Oxon) has been appointed to the newly created Chair in Theology, Ministry and Education at King's College, London. Formerly he was Professor of Historical Theology, and Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford.

He is a world-renowned theologian, and is the author of numerous bestselling titles including The Christian Theology Reader; Theology; Christianity: An Introduction; A Brief History of Heaven, and Dawkins' God .

McGrath is an Evangelical on the cutting edge of the interface between Theology and Science, and Theology within post-modern culture as indicated by his most recent publications A Fine-Tuned Universe? Anthropic Phenomena and Natural Theology(2009),The Dawkins Delusion? Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine and The Open Secret: A New Vision for Natural Theology.
Koorong -Editorial Review.

Table Of Contents

  • 1. The City: The New Jerusalem. 2. The Garden: Heaven As Paradise. 3.
  • Opening The Gates Of Heaven: Atonement And Paradise. 4. Signposting Of
  • Heaven: Signals Of Transcendence. 5. The Consolation Of Heaven. 6.
  • Journey's End: Heaven As The Goal Of The Christian Life.

Order now to secure your copy when our stock arrives.

0 Available.
Quantity

Add to Wishlist

Product Details

Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 185725
  • Product Code 0631233547
  • EAN 9780631233541
  • Pages 216
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Blackwell Publishing
  • Publication Date Jan 2003
  • Sales Rank #19829
  • Dimensions 203 x 136 x 13 mm
  • Weight 0.228kg

Bestsellers in Theology