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Author Smith, Gary Scott, 1950-

Title Heaven in the American imagination / Gary Scott Smith

Publ Info New York : Oxford University Press, [2011]
 CCRI-Prov.  BT846.3 .S65 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  BT846.3 .S65 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  BT846.3 .S65 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  BT846.3 .S65 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xii, 339 pages ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction -- The Puritans: celebrating the glory of heaven -- Jonathan Edwards and the first great awakening: heaven is a world of love -- The early national era and the second great awakening -- Heaven as home: the Victorians and heaven, 1830-1870 -- Slavery, the Civil War, and heaven -- Heaven in the gilded age: Dwight Moody and the princes of the pulpit -- Heaven in the progressive years: personal growth, service, and reform -- Shifting conceptions of heaven from the roaring twenties to the fabulous fifties -- New currents and old streams, 1960-2000 -- Heaven in a postmodern, anxiety-ridden, entertainment-oriented, therapeutic, happiness-based culture -- Conclusion
LC subject Heaven -- Christianity
Future life -- Christianity
Future life
United States -- Religion
ISBN 9780199738953 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0199738955 (hardcover : alk. paper)