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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.

Heaven

Heaven

  • Author: Randy C. Alcorn
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9780842379427
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 516
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Alcorn answers questions about heaven by sharing from his extensive research on the topic--all from a biblical perspective. "Heaven" will help readers strive for eternity while they're living on earth.

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.

Heaven not our home, but the renovated earth the eternal abode of the redeemed saints

Heaven not our home, but the renovated earth the eternal abode of the redeemed saints

  • Author: Heaven
  • Publisher: N.A
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The Pastures of Heaven

The Pastures of Heaven

  • Author: John Steinbeck
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781440674174
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 240
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In Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s beautifully rendered depictions of small yet fateful moments that transform ordinary lives, these twelve early stories introduce both the subject and style of artistic expression that recur in the most important works of his career. Each of these self-contained stories is linked to the others by the presence of the Munroes, a family whose misguided behavior and lack of sensitivity precipitate disasters and tragedies. As the individual dramas unfold, Steinbeck reveals the self-deceptions, intellectual limitations, and emotional vulnerabilities that shape the characters’ reactions and gradually erode the harmony and dreams that once formed the foundation of the community. This edition includes an introduction and notes by James Nagel. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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.

Inside Heaven and Hell

Inside Heaven and Hell

What History, Theology and the Mystics Tell Us about the Afterlife

  • Author: Thomas W. Petrisko
  • Publisher: St. Andrews Productions
  • ISBN: 9781891903236
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 220
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Using Scripture, Church Teaching and testimony from Saints, Mystics and Scholars, this book takes the reader on a virtual tour through the actual places of heaven and hell. Will you be ready come judgment day?

Where Is Heaven? What's It Like There? What Do You Do There?

Where Is Heaven? What's It Like There? What Do You Do There?

  • Author: Steve McKenzly
  • Publisher: Xulon Press
  • ISBN: 1591601967
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 136
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Heaven Misplaced

Heaven Misplaced

Christ's Kingdom on Earth

  • Author: Douglas Wilson
  • Publisher: Canon Press & Book Service
  • ISBN: 1591280516
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 136
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Though most Christians refrain from predicting exactly when our world will end, many believe that when earth's finale does arrive, it will be a catastrophe. They expect that before Christ comes back to reclaim His own, Satan will escape his chains and return to wreak havoc on our planet. Details vary, but the general assumption is the same: things will get much, much worse before they get better. But is this really what the Bible teaches? Leaving aside the theological terms that often confuse and muddle this question, Douglas Wilson instead explains eschatology as the end of the greatest story in the world - the story of humanity. He turns our attention back to the stories and prophecies of Scripture and argues for "hopeful optimism": the belief that God will be true to His promises, that His will shall be done on earth as it is in heaven, and that the peace and good will we sing about at Christmas will one day be a reality here on earth.

The Early History of Heaven

The Early History of Heaven

  • Author: J. Edward Wright
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780195348491
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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When we think of "heaven," we generally conjure up positive, blissful images. Heaven is, after all, where God is and where good people go after death to receive their reward. But how and why did Western cultures come to imagine the heavenly realm in such terms? Why is heaven usually thought to be "up there," far beyond the visible sky? And what is the source of the idea that the post mortem abode of the righteous is in this heavenly realm with God? Seeking to discover the roots of these familiar notions, this volume traces the backgrounds, origin, and development of early Jewish and Christian speculation about the heavenly realm -- where it is, what it looks like, and who its inhabitants are. Wright begins his study with an examination of the beliefs of ancient Israel's neighbors Egypt and Mesopotamia, reconstructing the intellectual context in which the earliest biblical images of heaven arose. A detailed analysis of the Hebrew biblical texts themselves then reveals that the Israelites were deeply influenced by images drawn from the surrounding cultures. Wright goes on to examine Persian and Greco-Roman beliefs, thus setting the stage for his consideration of early Jewish and Christian images, which he shows to have been formed in the struggle to integrate traditional biblical imagery with the newer Hellenistic ideas about the cosmos. In a final chapter Wright offers a brief survey of how later Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions envisioned the heavenly realms. Accessible to a wide range of readers, this provocative book will interest anyone who is curious about the origins of this extraordinarily pervasive and influential idea.