Heaven: A Traveller's Guide to the Undiscovered Country (Text Only)

byPeter Stanford

Kobo ebook | June 28, 2012

Heaven: A Traveller's Guide to the Undiscovered Country (Text Only) by Peter Stanford
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A stimulating inquiry into one of the great religious mysteries – and what theologians, artists, writers, psychologists, priests, historians and people from all religions and walks of life have thought of heaven, where many of us still hope to go one day. The author writes: ‘While images of hell are firmly fixed in the human psyche, no parallel standard vision exists for heaven either within the Christian Church or more widely in the world’s various religious traditions…it has somehow been judged indecent or presumptuous to contemplate the better end of the post-mortem destination market. This book will break that taboo.’ Heaven’s mysteriousness has leant it a discreet but powerful allure. There are two basic views: first, the afterlife will involve a vaguely defined spiritual peace – eternal solitude with God alone; the second allows for some overlap between heaven and earth, and hence relationships outside the central bond with God. Or is heaven religion’s biggest con-trick but one that is impossible to debunk?

Title:Heaven: A Traveller's Guide to the Undiscovered Country (Text Only)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:June 28, 2012Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0007439652

ISBN - 13:9780007439652

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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