What is heaven and what might it be like? Heaven is often associated with the life hereafter. In chapter 1 of this book, the author attempts to explain why every major religion and every significant culture in human history has had some notion of heaven or “paradise.” Different names are used: nirvana, Elysium, Valhalla, Utopia, Shangri-La, etc. Why do different people have such different ideas about heaven? The author reflects on the paradise that has been lost by man. Death, the afterlife and the phenomenon of near-death experiences are also investigated.
Source: The Glory of Heaven: The Truth about Heaven, Angels and Eternal Life (Crossway, 2013), 21-35.
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