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The Resource Journey to heaven : exploring Jewish views of the Afterlife, by Leila Leah Bronner

Journey to heaven : exploring Jewish views of the Afterlife, by Leila Leah Bronner

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Journey to heaven : exploring Jewish views of the Afterlife
Title
Journey to heaven
Title remainder
exploring Jewish views of the Afterlife
Statement of responsibility
by Leila Leah Bronner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Journey To Heaven invites readers to rediscover some of the basic tenets of Jewish belief concerning the hereafter: resurrection, immortality, judgment, messianism, and the World to Come. Starting with the Bible's references to Sheol and allusions to resurrection, this comprehensive survey explores immortality and bodily resurrection in Second Temple literature; the Mishnah's discussions of olam ha-ba, the World to Come, and how to merit entertering it; and the Talmud's depictions of Gan Eden (paradise), Gehinnom (hell), and the soul's journey through these metaphysical landscapes. Bronner also explores the views of medieval scholars such as Maimonides and Nahmanides, Jewish mystical teachings about reincarnation, and modern views of faith and belief. A separate chapter is devoted to views of the Messiah over the course of Jewish history. Bronner demonstrates that the afterlife is indeed a vital part of Judaism, as she reveals how generations of Jews, from biblical times to the present, have grappled with its core ideas and beliefs about the hereafter
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Cataloging source
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Bronner, Leila Leah
Dewey number
296.3/3
Index
index present
LC call number
BM635
LC item number
.B76 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Future life
  • Eschatology, Jewish
  • Immortality
  • Reincarnation
  • RELIGION
  • Eschatology, Jewish
  • Future life
Label
Journey to heaven : exploring Jewish views of the Afterlife, by Leila Leah Bronner
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1. The Hebrew Bible: Glimpses of Immortality; 2. Early Post-Biblical Literature: Gateways to Heaven and Hell; 3. The Mishnah: Who Will Merit the World to Come?; 4. The Talmud: What Happens in the Next World?; 5. Medieval Jewish Philosophy: Faith and Reason; 6. Mysticism: Reincarnation in Kabbalah; 7. Modernity: What Do We Believe?; 8. The Messiah: The Eternal Thread of Hope; Afterword; Notes; Index; About the Author
Control code
759521453
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unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (206 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789655241006
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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4428d983-ff6a-4763-b6e1-45a572938d69
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759521453
Label
Journey to heaven : exploring Jewish views of the Afterlife, by Leila Leah Bronner
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1. The Hebrew Bible: Glimpses of Immortality; 2. Early Post-Biblical Literature: Gateways to Heaven and Hell; 3. The Mishnah: Who Will Merit the World to Come?; 4. The Talmud: What Happens in the Next World?; 5. Medieval Jewish Philosophy: Faith and Reason; 6. Mysticism: Reincarnation in Kabbalah; 7. Modernity: What Do We Believe?; 8. The Messiah: The Eternal Thread of Hope; Afterword; Notes; Index; About the Author
Control code
759521453
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (206 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789655241006
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4428d983-ff6a-4763-b6e1-45a572938d69
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759521453

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