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Other worlds and their relation to this world : early Jewish and ancient Christian traditions
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ISBN: 1283039427 9786613039422 9004190732 9004186263 Year: 2010 Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill,

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Is there another, perhaps better world than the one where we live? Is there a future for us after death and how does it look like? The articles in this volume describe how ancient Jewish and Christian authors dealt with the above questions and what their answers had to do with their own life experience.


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Paradise in antiquity : Jewish and Christian views
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ISBN: 0511852193 1107203333 0511924631 1282918605 9786612918605 0511931018 0511932359 0511927177 0511760647 0511929676 Year: 2010 Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press,

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These essays highlight the multiple perspectives on Paradise from Second Temple Judaism and Christian origins to Augustine and rabbinic literature.


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Surviving Death
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ISBN: 1400834600 1282936158 9786612936159 0691130132 0691130124 Year: 2010 Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press,

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In this extraordinary book, Mark Johnston sets out a new understanding of personal identity and the self, thereby providing a purely naturalistic account of surviving death. Death threatens our sense of the importance of goodness. The threat can be met if there is, as Socrates said, ""something in death that is better for the good than for the bad."" Yet, as Johnston shows, all existing theological conceptions of the afterlife are either incoherent or at odds with the workings of nature. These supernaturalist pictures of the rewards for goodness also obscure a striking consilience b


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Other worlds and their relation to this world : early Jewish and ancient Christian traditions : [proceedings of a conference held at the Radboud University, 21-23 March, 2007]
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ISBN: 9789004186262 Year: 2010 Volume: 143 Publisher: Leiden Boston Brill


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Paradise in antiquity : Jewish and Christian views.
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ISBN: 9780521117869 0521117860 9780511760648 9781107693128 Year: 2010 Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press,

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"The social and intellectual vitality of Judaism and Christianity in antiquity was in large part a function of their ability to articulate a viably transcendent hope for the human condition. Narratives of Paradise - based on the concrete symbol of the Garden of Delights - came to play a central role for Jews, Christians, and eventually Muslims too. These collected essays highlight the multiple hermeneutical perspectives on biblical Paradise from Second Temple Judaism and Christian origins to the systematic expositions of Augustine and rabbinic literature. They show that while early Christian and Jewish sources draw on texts from the same Bible, their perceptions of Paradise often reflect the highly different structures of the two sister religions. Dealing with a wide variety of texts, these essays explore major themes such as the allegorical and literal interpretations of Paradise, the tension between heaven and earth, and Paradise's physical location in space and time"--

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