The Watch-House of the Sun: Views of Heaven from the Religions of the World

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Wayne Jones
Berkley Books, Jan 1, 1998 - Religion - 190 pages
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From the dawn of civilization, people of all faiths have pondered the mysteries of life and death--and the possibility of an after-life. Now the author of Weave a Garment of Brightness and God, Good Morning! has collected a wonderful treasury of religious writings on the subject of Heaven. Here are insights from suchy canonical texts as the Bible and the Koran, and such influential thinkers as Plato, St. Augustine of Hippo, and The Prophet Muhammad. The perfect gift, this book is to be used as a companion and spiritual gift, this book is to be used as a companion and spiritual road map on one's journey through life.

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Even if one is not convinced that there is a life hereafter, it is certainly worth checking out what the major religions of the world have to say about what Heaven might have to offer. This book ... Read full review

Contents

CHRISTIANITY
83
THE ANCIENT WORLD
147
NATIVE TRADITIONS
165
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About the author (1998)

Wayne Lee Jones is the author of Weave a Garment of Brightness: A Gathering of Prayers From Around the World. A native of Florida, he is currently attending Harvard and specializes in religion and languages, including classical Arabic, Latin, and Sanskrit.

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