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Saving paradise : how Christianity traded love of this world for crucifixion and empire / Rita Nakashima Brock, Rebecca Ann Parker.

Brock, Rita Nakashima. (Author). Parker, Rebecca Ann (Added Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Jennings Co PL - North Vernon 230.09 BRO (Text) 30653001327832 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Roachdale-Franklin Twp PL - Roachdale 230.09 BRO (Text) 77672000018689 Adult-Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780807067505 (h.c.) :
  • ISBN: 0807067504 :
  • Physical Description: xxii, 552 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, [2008]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-515) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
In the beginning ... paradise on the earth -- In the beginning ... God so generously loved -- So great a cloud -- The church as paradise in this world -- The portal to paradise -- The beautiful feast of life -- Gods seeing God -- Hidden treasures of wisdom -- The expulsion of paradise -- Peace by the blood of the cross -- Dying for love -- Escape routes -- Weeping encounters -- The struggle for paradise.
Summary, etc.:
"Saving Paradise offers a new lens on the history of Christianity, from its first centuries to the present day, and asks how its early vision of beauty evolved into one of torture. In tracing the changes in society and theology that marked the medieval emergence of images of Christ crucified, Saving Paradise exposes the imperial strategies embedded in theologies of redemptive violence and sheds new light on Christianity's turn to holy war. It reveals how the New World, established through Christian conquest and colonization, is haunted by the loss of a spiritual understanding of paradise here and now." -- Book jacket
Subject: Theology > History > Early church, ca. 30-600.
Theology > History > Middle Ages, 600-1500.
Paradise > Christianity > History of doctrines.
Nature > Religious aspects > Christianity.

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