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Heaven

Heaven

  • Author: Randy Alcorn
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781414345673
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 560
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What will heaven be like? Randy Alcorn presents a thoroughly biblical answer, based on years of careful study, presented in an engaging, reader-friendly style. His conclusions will surprise readers and stretch their thinking about this important subject. Heaven will inspire readers to long for heaven while they're living on earth.

Heaven

Heaven

A History

  • Author: Colleen McDannell,Bernhard Lang
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300091076
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 411
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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.

Im Schatten des Himmels

Im Schatten des Himmels

  • Author: Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 3104037124
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 720
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Guy Gavriel Kay ist der Großmeister der historischen Fantasy. Mit ›Im Schatten des Himmels‹ hat er ein bildgewaltiges und fesselndes Epos geschrieben, das in einem phantastischen Reich der Mitte spielt. Kay beschwört das China der Tang-Dynastie herauf und erzählt eine grandiose Fantasy-Geschichte voller Intrigen, Abenteuer und Magie. »250 sardianische Pferde, Geschöpfe von unvergleichlicher Schönheit und Seltenheit!« Als der Kriegermönch und Gelehrte Shen Tai für seine Heldentaten von der Jadeprinzessin des Nachbarreiches belohnt wird, macht ihn das überaus großzügige und gefährliche Geschenk auf einen Schlag zu einem der mächtigsten Männer im Reich der Mitte. Die Herrschenden von Kitai – eine Fantasy-Version des Chinas der Tang-Dynastie – wollen jedoch keinen neuen Konkurrenten neben sich dulden und senden Mörder aus, um Shen Tai aus dem Weg zu räumen. Nach einem ersten Attentatsversuch beschließt Shen Tai, in die Hauptstadt zu reisen, um die Pferde dem Kaiser zum Geschenk zu machen. Begleitet wird er von der jungen Kriegerin Wen Song, die geschworen hat, ihn mit ihrem Leben zu beschützen, und dem berühmten Dichter und Trunkenbold Sima Zian, der seinem jungen Freund mit Rat und Tat zur Seite steht. Die Gefährten erwartet eine abenteuerliche und gefährliche Reise, auf der sich das Schicksal des Reiches entscheiden wird. Mit seiner unvergleichlichen Charakterentwicklung und der großartigen Handlung wird Kays neuestes Werk Liebhaber von historischen Romanen ebenso begeistern wie Fantasy-Fans.

The Lathe Of Heaven

The Lathe Of Heaven

A Novel

  • Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1416556966
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 192
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George Orr discovers that his dreams possess the remarkable ability to change the world, and when he falls into the hands of a power-mad psychiatrist, he counters by dreaming up a perfect world that can overcome his nightmares, in a new edition of the classic science fiction novel. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Between Heaven and Earth

Between Heaven and Earth

  • Author: Eric Walters
  • Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
  • ISBN: 155469941X
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 245
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At the request of his late grandfather, DJ climbs Mount Kilimanjaro to scatter his ashes.

The Tyranny of Heaven

The Tyranny of Heaven

Milton's Rejection of God as King

  • Author: Michael Bryson
  • Publisher: University of Delaware Press
  • ISBN: 9780874138597
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 208
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The Tyranny of Heaven argues for a new way of reading the figure of Milton's God, contending that Milton rejects kings on earth and in heaven. Though Milton portrays God as a king in Paradise Lost, he does this neither to endorse kingship nor to recommend a monarchical model of deity. Instead, he recommends the Son, who in Paradise Regained rejects external rule as the model of politics and theology for Milton's fit audience though few. The portrait of God in Paradise Lost serves as a scathing critique of the English people and its slow but steady backsliding into the political habits of a nation long used to living under the yoke of kingship, a nation that maintained throughout its brief period of liberty the image of God as a heavenly king, and finally welcomed with open arms the return of a human king. Michael Bryson is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Northwestern University.

After Heaven

After Heaven

Spirituality in America Since the 1950s

  • Author: Robert Wuthnow
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520924444
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 286
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The evolution of American spirituality over the past fifty years is the subject of Robert Wuthnow's engrossing new book. Wuthnow uses in-depth interviews and a broad range of resource materials to show how Americans, from teenagers to senior citizens, define their spiritual journeys. His findings are a telling reflection of the changes in beliefs and lifestyles that have occurred throughout the United States in recent decades. Wuthnow reconstructs the social and cultural reasons for an emphasis on a spirituality of dwelling (houses of worship, denominations, neighborhoods) during the 1950s. Then in the 1960s a spirituality of seeking began to emerge, leading individuals to go beyond established religious institutions. In subsequent chapters Wuthnow examines attempts to reassert spiritual discipline, encounters with the sacred (such as angels and near-death experiences), and the development of the "inner self." His final chapter discusses a spirituality of practice, an alternative for people who are uncomfortable within a single religious community and who want more than a spirituality of endless seeking. The diversity of contemporary American spirituality comes through in the voices of the interviewees. Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, and Native Americans are included, as are followers of occult practices, New Age religions, and other eclectic groups. Wuthnow also notes how politicized spirituality, evangelical movements, and resources such as Twelve-Step programs and mental health therapy influence definitions of religious life today. Wuthnow's landmark book, The Restructuring of American Religion (1988), documented the changes in institutional religion in the United States; now After Heaven explains the changes in personal spirituality that have come to shape our religious life. Moreover, it is a compelling and insightful guide to understanding American culture at century's end.

Revealing Heaven II

Revealing Heaven II

  • Author: Kat Kerr
  • Publisher: Xulon Press
  • ISBN: 1609578635
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 190
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"In Him, we live, we move, we have our being..."Acts 17.Come and learn where we all came from in Heaven, as the Father Reveals His heart!Revealing Heaven II takes you further into the mysteries of God and continues to unveil His home - HEAVEN!You will visit more amazing mansions, find out why God allows your pets to go there and learn about Higher Education. Kat also tells of the time when the Father caught her up to His throne and revealed His heart to His people! You can know the wonders of Heaven through her beautiful illustrations of the celestial realm.See where the little babies play and find out what the Valley of Falls is like as she continues her journeys to Heaven. Also be prepared for the Great Awakening that is about to be poured out on this earth. Jesus said it will be the most exciting time to be alive as a Believer!Kat Kerr, President of One Quest Intl, and author of Revealing Heaven series, has known the Lord for over 50 years. She walks on a foundation of holiness that started in the 1800's with her Great grandparents. Kat pours out her life for others while walking with eyes blinded by God's love! Hopelessly young at heart, she brings a message of HOPE and POWER while sharing (at the Lord's request) what she was shown when caught up by the Spirit of God and taken on tours of Heaven. Operating in a 'seer' anointing for over 25 years, Kat exposes the enemy's plans and shares how to create a habitation for Heaven in your home! Ministering nationally and internationally she brings the rhema breath of God which empowers Believers to become the manifested Sons of God!

Mistress of the House, Mistress of Heaven

Mistress of the House, Mistress of Heaven

Women in Ancient Egypt

  • Author: Anne K. Capel,Glenn Markoe,Cincinnati Art Museum,Brooklyn Museum
  • Publisher: Hudson Hills
  • ISBN: 9781555951290
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 235
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Dazzling treasures illuminate women's lives through 3,000 years of ancient Egypt.

Heaven

Heaven

The Logic of Eternal Joy

  • Author: Jerry L. Walls
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198027287
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
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The Christian doctrine of heaven has been a moral source of enormous power in western culture. It has provided a striking account of the ultimate good in life and has for two millennia animated the hope that our lives can be fully meaningful. Recently, however, the doctrine of heaven has lost much of its grip on the western imagination and has become a vague and largely ignored part of the Christian creed. Not only have our hopes been redefined as a result, but our very identity as human beings has been altered. In this book, Jerry L. Walls argues that the doctrine of heaven is ripe for serious reconsideration. He contends not only that the orthodox view of heaven can be defended from objections commonly raised against it, but also that heaven is a powerful resource for addressing persistent philosophical problems, not the least of which concern the ground of morality and the meaning of life. Walls shows how heaven is integrally related to central Christian doctrines, particularly those concerning salvation, and tackles the difficult problem of why faith in Christ is necessary to save us from our sins. In addition, heaven is shown to illumine thorny problems of personal identity and to be an essential component of a satisfactory theodicy. Walls goes on to examine data from near-death experiences from the standpoint of some important recent work in epistemology and argues that they offer positive evidence for heaven. He concludes that we profoundly need to recover the hope of heaven in order to recover our very humanity.

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

  • Author: William Blake
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 9780192811677
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 54
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The Marriage of Heaven and Hell was created early in Blake's series of illuminated books, each of which was presented by him as an attractive work of art made entirely by his own hand. Written principally in prose, The Marriage represents Blake's first full-scale attempt to present his philosophic message. In it he expresses his extreme humanist views through a system in which Angels and Devils change places, Good becomes Evil, Heaven is Hell. The 27 colour plates are the work ofBlake himself, with commentary and introduction by Sir Geoffrey Keynes.

Two Powers in Heaven

Two Powers in Heaven

Early Rabbinic Reports About Christianity and Gnosticism

  • Author: Alan F. Segal
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9780391041721
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 313
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In this study of the rabbinic heretics who believed in "Two Powers in Heaven," Alan Segal explores some relationships between rabbinic Judaism, Merkabah mysticism, and early Christianity. "Two Powers in Heaven" was a very early category of heresy. It was one of the basic categories by which the rabbis perceived the new phenomenon of Christianity and one of the central issues over which Judaism and Christianity separated. Segal reconstructs the development of the heresy through prudent dating of the stages of the rabbinic traditions. The basic heresy involved interpreting scripture to say that a principal angelic or hypostatic manifestation in heaven was equivalent to God. The earliest heretics believed in two complementary powers in heaven, while later heretics believed in two opposing powers in heaven. Segal stresses the importance of perceiving the relevance of rabbinic material for solving traditional problems of New Testament and gnostic scholarship, and at the same time maintains the necessity of reading those literatures for dating rabbinic material. Please note that "Two Powers in Heaven" was previously published by Brill in hardback, ISBN 90 04 05453 7 (no longer available).

When Heaven Invades Earth

When Heaven Invades Earth

  • Author: Bill Johnson
  • Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
  • ISBN: 0768429528
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 190
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It is truly possible for human people to walk in the divine, and Christ came to show us the way. It is by rediscovering our true identity in Him that we can begin to move into the promises of God regarding the miraculous. Bill Johnson not only teaches the supernatural, he imparts it by changing the way we think. By laying a carefully constructed biblical foundation for walking in the supernatural powers of God, this book provides all the equipment you need to experience miracles every day.

Between Heaven and Earth

Between Heaven and Earth

The Religious Worlds People Make and the Scholars Who Study Them

  • Author: Robert A. Orsi
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400849659
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 264
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Between Heaven and Earth explores the relationships men, women, and children have formed with the Virgin Mary and the saints in twentieth-century American Catholic history, and reflects, more broadly, on how people live in the company of sacred figures and how these relationships shape the ties between people on earth. In this boldly argued and beautifully written book, Robert Orsi also considers how scholars of religion occupy the ground in between belief and analysis, faith and scholarship. Orsi infuses his analysis with an autobiographical voice steeped in his own Italian-American Catholic background--from the devotion of his uncle Sal, who had cerebral palsy, to a "crippled saint," Margaret of Castello; to the bond of his Tuscan grandmother with Saint Gemma Galgani. Religion exists not as a medium of making meanings, Orsi maintains, but as a network of relationships between heaven and earth involving people of all ages as well as the many sacred figures they hold dear. Orsi argues that modern academic theorizing about religion has long sanctioned dubious distinctions between "good" or "real" religious expression on the one hand and "bad" or "bogus" religion on the other, which marginalize these everyday relationships with sacred figures. This book is a brilliant critical inquiry into the lives that people make, for better or worse, between heaven and earth, and into the ways scholars of religion could better study of these worlds.

Fire from Heaven

Fire from Heaven

Life in an English Town in the Seventeenth Century

  • Author: David Underdown
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300059908
  • Category: History
  • Page: 308
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The town is Dorchester in Dorset; the time the beginning of the seventeenth century. Two hundred years before Hardy disguised it as Casterbridge, Dorchester was a typical English country town, of middling size and unremarkable achievements. But on 6 August 1613 much of it was destroyed in a great conflagration, which its inhabitants regarded as a 'fire from heaven', and which was the catalyst for the events described in this book. Over the next twenty years, a time of increasing political and religious turmoil all over Europe, Dorchester became the most religiously radical town in the kingdom, deeply involved, emotionally, with the fortunes of the Protestants in the Thirty Years War, and horrified by the Stuart flirtation with Spain. It was, after all, barely a generation since the defeat of the Great Armada. David Underdown traces the way in which the tolerant, paternalist Elizabethan town oligarchy was quickly replaced by a group of men who had a vision of a godly community in which power was to be exercised according to religious commitment rather than wealth or rank. They succeeded, briefly, in making Dorchester a place that could boast systems of education and of assisting the sick and needy nearly three hundred years in advance of their time. The town achieved the highest rate of charitable giving in the country. It had ties of blood as well as faith with many of those who sailed to establish similarly godly communities in New England. But the author's gaze is never focused narrowly on the local: he skillfully sets the story of Dorchester in the context both of national events and of what was going on overseas. This parallel vision of the crisis that led to the English Civil Warand of the incidence of the war itself opens fresh perspectives. The book's most remarkable achievement, however, is the re-creation, with an intimacy unique for an English community so distant from our own, of the lives of those who do not usually make it into the history books: Matthew Chubb, the hub of the old order, and his friend Roger Pouncey, 'godfather to the unruly and unregenerate of the town', on the one hand, the great pastor John White and the diarist William Whiteway on the other. They stride, fully rounded characters, from one end of the book to the other. Even further down the social scale we glimpse the daily lives of the ordinary men and women of the town drinking and swearing, fornicating and repenting, triumphing over their neighbors or languishing in prison, striving to live up to the new ideals of their community or rejecting them with bitter anger and mocking laughter. Above all, in its subtle exploration of human motives and aspirations, it shows again and again how nothing in history is simple, nothing is black and white. And it shows us, by the brilliant detail of its reconstruction, how much of the past we can recover when in the hands of a master historian.

Heaven

Heaven

What a Wonderful Place

  • Author: Kenny Boles
  • Publisher: College Press
  • ISBN: 9780899008301
  • Category: Heaven
  • Page: 90
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It is the place Christians will spend eternity. Why is it that the Christian community thinks and talks of it so infrequently? This delightful study will help your group to look ahead to the place God is preparing for His children. This study is bound to create dynamic and exciting discussion within your group. It is an encouraging study that will build the hope and faith of all involved in your group.

Der Junge, der aus dem Himmel zurückkehrte

Der Junge, der aus dem Himmel zurückkehrte

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783865916372
  • Category:
  • Page: 256
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Seven Days in Heaven

Seven Days in Heaven

  • Author: Emmanuel Twagirimana
  • Publisher: Holy Fire Publishing
  • ISBN: 1933899530
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 140
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During the 1994 Rwanda Genocide, Emmanuel was struck by shrapnel from a bomb that hit his neighbor's house, and he died. He narrates his journey to heaven and hell during his death experience. He speaks about the restoration and healing of his body which was decaying after seven days of death. (Motivation)

The First day in heaven

The First day in heaven

A fragment

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Under the Banner of Heaven

Under the Banner of Heaven

A Story of Violent Faith

  • Author: Jon Krakauer
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 9781400078998
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 432
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This extraordinary work of investigative journalism takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities, where some 40,000 people still practice polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of these Taliban-like theocracies are zealots who answer only to God. At the core of Krakauer’s book are brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a commandment from God to kill a blameless woman and her baby girl. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this appalling double murder, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, polygamy, savage violence, and unyielding faith. Along the way he uncovers a shadowy offshoot of America’s fastest growing religion, and raises provocative questions about the nature of religious belief.