Who goes there? : a cultural history of heaven and hell /

by Janney, Rebecca Price.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chicago : Moody Publishers, c2009Description: 234 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780802454935 :; 0802454933.Title notes: $14.99 prolam 5-2009 (db)Subject(s): Future life | Heaven | Hell | United States -- ReligionOnline resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
Contents:
What are we thinking? -- Let's start at the very beginning -- American origins -- Fanning the flames -- You say you want a revolution -- Alternate lifestyles -- That old-time religion -- Knocking on heaven's door -- The critical period -- A future, but what kind of hope? -- "Cracks in the dike" -- A lost generation -- Depression and the good war -- The post-war era : anxiety and assurance -- Eve of destruction? -- Anything goes -- From here to eternity.
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Princess Diana, John Ritter, Saddam Hussein, Mother Teresa, Chris Farley... Does it seem reasonable to guess where each of these people ended up after they died? While it is comforting to suppose that everyone who's "good" goes to a better place when they die, and everyone who's "bad" doesn't, on what is that hope based?<br> <br> <br> <br> To adequately understand how these thoughts influence us today, Rebecca Price Janney goes back to the colonization and founding of the United States. From the Great Awakening to the American Revolution, through the tumultuous 19th century, and all the way past two world wars and a technological revolution, Who Goes There? pieces together a thoughtful narrative of American beliefs about the afterlife.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-231).

What are we thinking? -- Let's start at the very beginning -- American origins -- Fanning the flames -- You say you want a revolution -- Alternate lifestyles -- That old-time religion -- Knocking on heaven's door -- The critical period -- A future, but what kind of hope? -- "Cracks in the dike" -- A lost generation -- Depression and the good war -- The post-war era : anxiety and assurance -- Eve of destruction? -- Anything goes -- From here to eternity.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • 1 What are We Thinking?
  • 2 Let's Start at the Very Beginning
  • 3 American Origins
  • 4 Fanning the Flames
  • 5 You Say You Want a Revolution
  • 6 Alternate Lifestyles
  • 7 That Old-Time Religion
  • 8 Knocking on Heaven's Door
  • 9 The Critical Period
  • 10 A Future, but What Kind of Hope?
  • 11 "Cracks in the Dike"
  • 12 A Lost Generation
  • 13 Depression and the Good War
  • 14 The Post-War Era: Anxiety and Assurance
  • 15 Eve of Destruction?
  • 16 Anything Goes
  • 17 From Here to Eternity
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments

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