Heaven and Hell in Enlightenment England by Philip C. AlmondHeaven and Hell in Enlightenment England by Philip C. Almond

Heaven and Hell in Enlightenment England

byPhilip C. Almond

Paperback | February 12, 2009

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This book offers the first full account of life after death and the changing concepts of heaven and hell in English thought from 1650-1750. It explores seventeenth and eighteenth century images of the journey of body and soul from Platonist accounts of preexistence, to the intermediate state between death and the Last Day, to the Final Judgment and beyond into heaven or hell. It discloses a society radically different from our own, in which frail and fleeting human life was lived out in the expectation of salvation or damnation, eternal happiness or torment.
Title:Heaven and Hell in Enlightenment EnglandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:February 12, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521101255

ISBN - 13:9780521101257

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The journey of the soul; 2. From the hour of death to the day of judgement; 3. The contours of heaven and hell; 4. The last day; 5. Eternal torments; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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"...this work brings to life the intellectual debates about the supernatural world, which even into the eighteenth century was as real a world to all in England as England itself." Richard M. Golden, Religious Studies Review