Publisher :Hyperion Release Date :1997-07-01 ISBN :9780786889211 Pages :244 pages Rating Book:4.8/5 (889 users)
Download or read book In Heaven as on Earth written by M. Scott Peck and published by Hyperion. This book was released on 1997-07-01 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author of The Road Less Traveled considers the spiritual journey of the soul after death in a fable that addresses the principles of faith, community, and finding a place in the afterlife. Reprint."
Publisher :ABC-CLIO Release Date :2022-06-30 ISBN :144086859X Pages :370 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (44 users)
Download or read book The Afterlife in Popular Culture: Heaven, Hell, and the Underworld in the American Imagination written by Kevin O'Neill and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2022-06-30 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What happens to us when we die? The book seeks to explore how that question has been answered in American popular culture. It begins with five framing essays that provide historical and intellectual background on ideas about the afterlife in Western culture. These essays are followed by over 100 entries, each focusing on specific cultural products or authors that feature the afterlife front and center. Entries topics include novels, film, television shows, plays, works of nonfiction, graphic novels, and more, all of which address some aspect of what may await us after our passing. This book is unique in marrying a historical overview of the afterlife with detailed analyses of particular cultural products, such as films and novels. In addition, it covers these topics in nonspecialist language, written with a high school and college audience in mind. The book provides historical context for contemporary depictions of the afterlife addressed in the entries, which deal specifically with work produced in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Publisher :Bloomsbury Publishing Release Date :2016-05-26 ISBN :0857728954 Pages :256 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (857 users)
Download or read book Afterlife written by Philip C. Almond and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2016-05-26 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For in that sleep of death what dreams may come? The end of life has never meant the extinction of hope. People perpetually have yearned for, and often been terrified by, continuance beyond the horizon of mortality. Ranging across time and space, Philip Almond here takes his readers on a remarkable journey to worlds both of torment and delight. He travels to the banks of the Styx, where Charon the grizzled boatman ferries a departing spirit across the river only if a gold obol is first placed for payment on the tongue of its corpse. He transports us to the legendary Isles of the Blessed, walks the hallowed ground of the Elysian Fields and plumbs the murky depths of Tartarus, primordial dungeon of the Titans. The pitiable souls of the damned are seen to clog the soot-filled caverns of Lucifer even as the elect ascend to Paradise. Including medieval fears for the fate of those consumed by cannibals, early modern ideas about the Last Day and modern scientific explorations of the domains of the dead, this first full treatment of the afterlife in Western thought evokes many rich imaginings of Heaven, Hell, Purgatory and Limbo.
Publisher :Baker Books Release Date :2013-10-01 ISBN :1441242708 Pages :176 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (441 users)
Download or read book What on Earth Do We Know about Heaven? written by Randal Rauser and published by Baker Books. This book was released on 2013-10-01 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There's been a curious upsurge in interest about the afterlife lately, but we're too often limited in our concept of heaven. The reality is we all do have questions about heaven: What does a resurrected person look like? What does a resurrected earth look like? Do we get our heart's desire in heaven? In What on Earth Do We Know about Heaven?, Randal Rauser considers twenty thought-provoking questions, each of which winds back to the core concept of heaven: what it is and what it isn't. Rauser uses Scripture to remind us that God's ultimate purpose is that the whole creation will be transformed and renewed, guiding readers through a vision of a glorious afterlife, consisting of a perfected earth, perfected bodies, perfected human culture, and perfected relationships.
Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :2020-12-17 ISBN :110717791X Pages :377 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (17 users)
Download or read book Imagining the Medieval Afterlife written by Richard Matthew Pollard and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2020-12-17 with total page 377 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive, innovative study of how medieval people envisioned heaven, hell, and purgatory - images and imaginings that endure today.
Publisher :Simon and Schuster Release Date :2014-10-07 ISBN :1476766401 Pages :208 pages Rating Book:4.7/5 (476 users)
Download or read book The Map of Heaven written by Eben Alexander and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2014-10-07 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Proof of Heaven teams up with the sages of times past, modern scientists, and with ordinary people who have had profound spiritual experiences to show the reality of heaven and our true identities as spiritual beings. When Dr. Eben Alexander told the story of his near-death experience and his vivid journey to the other side, many readers wrote to say it resonated with them profoundly. Thanks to them, Dr. Alexander realized that sharing his story allowed people to rediscover what so many in ancient times knew: there is more to life, and to the universe, than this single earthly life. Dr. Alexander and his coauthor Ptolemy Tompkins were surprised to see how often his readers’ visions of the afterlife synced up with each other and with those of the world’s spiritual leaders, as well as its philosophers and scientists. In The Map of Heaven, he shares the stories people have told him and shows how they are echoed both in the world’s faiths and in its latest scientific insights. It turns out there is much agreement, across time and terrain, about the journey of the soul and its survival beyond death. In this book, Dr. Alexander makes the case for heaven as a genuine place, showing how we have forgotten, but are now at last remembering, who we really are and what our destiny truly is. The Map of Heaven takes the broad view to reveal how modern science is on the verge of the most profound revolution in recorded history—all around the phenomenon of consciousness itself!
Publisher :Contemporary Authors New Revis Release Date :2001-10 ISBN :9780787646097 Pages :500 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (646 users)
Download or read book Contemporary Authors New Revision Series written by Scot Peacock and published by Contemporary Authors New Revis. This book was released on 2001-10 with total page 500 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, Contemporary Authors® New Revision Series brings researchers the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original Contemporary Authors® entries. For your convenience, a soft-cover cumulative index is sent biannually.While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available due to rights restrictions.Call your Sales Rep for details.
Publisher :ABC-CLIO Release Date :2013-07-25 ISBN :1440801843 Pages :838 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (44 users)
Download or read book Heaven, Hell, and the Afterlife: Eternity in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam [3 volumes] written by J. Harold Ellens and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2013-07-25 with total page 838 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism all feature ideas about heaven, hell, and afterlife, and these concepts have evolved over time within these religions. This work supplies a detailed and coherent understanding of the broad scope of spiritual thinking in the last 3,000 years within the Abrahamic traditions. • Provides a comprehensive treatment of the entire field of topics and issues related to heaven, hell, and afterlife from the last three millennia of Western history • Presents insights from nearly 50 esteemed scholars regarding the psychological, spiritual, and religious notions about humans in eternity • Treats each subject with sensitivity and appreciation of its significance to those who ascribe to this belief system
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2003-09-02 ISBN :1134768222 Pages :256 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (134 users)
Download or read book The Rise and Fall of the Afterlife written by Jan N. Bremmer and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2003-09-02 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Belief in the afterlife is still very much alive in Western civilisation, even though the truth of its existence is no longer universally accepted. Surprisingly, however, heaven, hell and the immortal soul were all ideas which arrived relatively late in the ancient world. Originally Greece and Israel - the cultures that gave us Christianity - had only the vaguest ideas of an afterlife. So where did these concepts come from and why did they develop? In this fascinating, learned, but highly readable book, Jan N. Bremmer - one of the foremost authorities on ancient religion - takes a fresh look at the major developments in the Western imagination of the afterlife, from the ancient Greeks to the modern near-death experience.
Publisher :Destiny Image Publishers Release Date :2016-06-28 ISBN :0768411823 Pages :211 pages Rating Book:4.6/5 (768 users)
Download or read book Heaven Made Real written by Tim Sheets and published by Destiny Image Publishers. This book was released on 2016-06-28 with total page 211 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Best is Yet to Come Heaven is realeven more real than this physical earth! Heaven is so much more than a parallel universe or a place we go after our time on earth is done. Plants, animals, and people live there! Heaven also has a position and a dimension! For all those curious questions youve ever asked, Heaven Made Real has answers. In these pages you will find Biblical truths and answers to some common questions many Christians face in their journeys with God: What does Heaven look like? Where is Heaven located? What will our bodies look like in Heaven? How will we live? Whether youre an avid believer or a seeker of truth, youll see Heaven in a whole different light. It will change your life!
Publisher :Harper Collins Release Date :2010-03-23 ISBN :0062002880 Pages :368 pages Rating Book:4.6/5 (62 users)
Download or read book Heaven written by Lisa Miller and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2010-03-23 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Wonderful…. A smart and accessible take on the ultimate question: What is Heaven? Lisa’s book is a good place to begin to find an answer.” — Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Lion “A rare combination of journalism, memoir, and historical research … this smart yet heartfelt book leads us into the center of one of the greatest conversations of all time. And Lisa Miller is the perfect conversation partner.” — Stephen Prothero, New York Times bestselling author of American Jesus and Religious Literacy A groundbreaking history of the hereafter, Heaven by Newsweek reporter and religion editor Lisa Miller draws from both history and popular culture to reveal how past and presage visions of heaven have evolved and how they inspire us to both good and evil.
Publisher :Brazos Press Release Date :2010-03-01 ISBN :1441212590 Pages :220 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (441 users)
Download or read book Death and Afterlife written by Terence Nichols and published by Brazos Press. This book was released on 2010-03-01 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Many people fear dying and are uncertain about life after death. In this engaging book, a Catholic theologian addresses perennial human questions about death and what lies beyond, making a Christian case for an afterlife with God. Nichols begins by examining views of death and the afterlife in Scripture and the Christian tradition. He takes up scientific and philosophical challenges to the afterlife and considers what we can learn about it from near death experiences. Nichols then addresses topics such as the soul, bodily resurrection, salvation, heaven, hell, and purgatory. Finally, he addresses the important issue of preparing for death and dying well.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2012-03-12 ISBN :1136597506 Pages :200 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (136 users)
Download or read book Screening the Afterlife written by Christopher Deacy and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-03-12 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Screening the Afterlife is a unique and fascinating exploration of the ‘last things’ as envisaged by modern filmmakers. Drawing on a range of films from Flatliners and What Dreams May Come to Working Girl and The Shawshank Redemption, it offers the first comprehensive examination of death and the afterlife within the growing field of religion and film. Topics addressed include: the survival of personhood after death the language of resurrection and immortality Near-Death Experiences and Mind-Dependent Worlds the portrayal of ‘heaven’ and ‘hell’. Students taking courses on eschatology will find this a stimulating and thought provoking resource, while scholars will relish Deacy’s theological insight and understanding.
Publisher :Baker Books Release Date :2019-11-05 ISBN :149341917X Pages :80 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (493 users)
Download or read book What's after Life? written by John Burke and published by Baker Books. This book was released on 2019-11-05 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Gallup Poll reports that 1 in 25 people has had a near-death experience. Their heart stopped beating, their brain waves ceased, yet they claim they were more alive than ever. With improved medical resuscitation, more and more verifiable evidence indicates that life doesn't end with our last breath--it's just beginning. Drawing out the similarities found by studying over 1,000 accounts of near-death experiences around the globe, John Burke unfolds a compelling and comforting vision of a world where - we are free from pain - we feel fully known and accepted - we are greeted by loved ones - we encounter indescribable beauty - we discover a God of unconditional love If you've lost a loved one, if you've received a frightening diagnosis, or if you're just curious about what happens after death, this concise look at the life to come will bring you hope and reassurance. Content derived from the New York Times bestseller Imagine Heaven.
Publisher :ABC-CLIO Release Date :2013-08-27 ISBN :0313399484 Pages :805 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (313 users)
Download or read book The Spiritualist Movement: Speaking with the Dead in America and around the World [3 volumes] written by Christopher M. Moreman and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2013-08-27 with total page 805 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At once controversial and intriguing, Spiritualism has spread from the United States to become a global movement. Bringing together perspectives from within the movement and without, this unique collection treats readers to insights about Spiritualism's history, belief, and practice. • Documents Spiritualism's history as it grew from a small 19th-century movement in upstate New York to a global presence • Takes an interdisciplinary approach that includes psychic research, as well as more traditional fields • Discusses human experiences that have been documented across cultures and throughout history • Explores the Spiritualist movement in nations as diverse as Italy, France, Australia, Germany, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States