Heaven and Hell

Heaven and Hell A History of the Afterlife Bart D. Ehrman

Whether we believe in them or not, we are all familiar with the concepts of heaven and hell. There was a time, however, when no one thought they would go to either of these places after they died. In fact, Jesus didn't believe a dead person's soul was bound for heaven or hell, and these ideas are nowhere to be found in the Old Testament. So, where did they come from?

From the Epic of Gilgamesh to the writings of Augustine, Bart Ehrman provides a fascinating and thought-provoking history of the afterlife. He traces how beliefs changed over time and reveals the social, cultural and historical roots of competing views held by Greeks, Jews and Christians. Ultimately, he shows that many of our ideas about heaven and hell emerged long after Jesus's time, through the struggle to explain the injustices of our world.

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Specificaties

ISBN
9781786077202
Uitgever
Oneworld Publications
Druk
1e
Datum
02-04-2020
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
0
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Genre
Religie

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