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Includes a substantial new preface on changing views of life after death in the new century, this copiously illustrated book describes the ways in which believers--from biblical authors to present-day religious thinkers--have pictured Heaven, not just in doctrine but also in poetry, art, literature, and popular culture.As long as the overlords granted free exercise of Jewish ritual, they saw no reason to be dissatisfied. Jews who took ... aquot;Yet I am always with thee, aquot; he cries, aquot; thou holdest my right hand; thou dost guide me by thy counsel, and afterwards wilt receive me with glory. ... Their fate is to perish and be sent to the abyss of Sheol.

Author:Colleen McDannell, Bernhard Lang
Publisher:Yale University Press - 2001


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