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Beyond : how humankind thinks about heaven / Catherine Wolff.

Book Book (2021.)
Description: pages cm
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2021.
3 of 4 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries). (Show all copies)
0 of 1 copy available at Gloucester.
0 current holds with 4 total copies.
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  • ISBN: 9781594634451
  • ISBN: 1594634459
Bibliography, etc.:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:
"A smart and thought-provoking cultural history of heaven. What do we think of when we think about ... Read More
Citation: Wolff, Catherine. "Beyond : how humankind thinks about heaven." New York : Riverhead Books, 2021.
 
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520 . ‡a"A smart and thought-provoking cultural history of heaven. What do we think of when we think about heaven? What might it look like? Who or what might be there? Since humans began to huddle together for protection thousands of years ago, these questions have been part of how civilizations and cultures define heaven, the good place beyond this one. From Christianity to Islam to Hinduism and beyond, from the brush of Michelangelo to the pen of Dante, people across millennia have tried to explain and describe heaven in ways that are distinctive and analogous, unique and universal. In this engrossing cultural history of heaven, Catherine Wolff delves into how people and cultures have defined heaven over the centuries. She describes how different faiths and religions have framed it, how the sense of heaven has evolved, and how non-religious influences have affected it, from the Enlightenment to the increasingly non-religious views of heaven today. Wolff looks deep into the accounts of heaven to discover what's common among them and what makes each conception memorable. The result is an engaging, thoughtful exploration of an idea that's central to our humanity and our desire to define an existence beyond death"-- ‡cProvided by publisher.
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