Journey to the Celestial City: Glimpses of Heaven from Great Literary Classics
Moody Press, 1995 - Religion - 144 pages
Through the centuries, classic authors have written of heaven. In this book, Martindale and seven other essayists comment on nine classic works. They bring to life the beauty and glory of the heavenly city and the agony and ecstasy of the battles waged to get there. From autobiography to epic poem, novel to fantasy, the works discussed here bring to earth the magnificent and cosmic themes of the Christian life.
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Adam angels Augustine Augustine's begins Bible biblical book of Revelation C. S. Lewis Celestial City chapter character Christ Christian church conversion Crusoe's culture Dante Dante's death Defoe Defoe's desire divine Divine Comedy Divorce earth Earthly City Edited epic eternal Eve's evil experience faith fall Father fear fiction George MacDonald Ghost glory goal God's grace Harriet Beecher Harriet Beecher Stowe Heavenly City hell hope human hymns imagery Jesus John Bunyan journey Lewis's Lilith literal literary literature live Manfred Siebald Milton's heaven Milton's story narrative narrator novel Oxford Paradise Lost peace person Phantastes picture pilgrim Pilgrim's Progress pilgrimage poem portray heaven present Press Puritan readers reality Revelation Robinson Crusoe Ryken salvation Satan says Screwtape Letters Scripture sings slaves soul spiritual Stowe symbolic thee theological things thou tion transcendent truth Uncle Tom's Cabin understand Univ vision of heaven Wheaton Whitethorn words writers wrote