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The Resource Round trips to heaven : otherworldly travelers in early Judaism & Christianity, Leif Carlsson ; [translated by Judy Breneman]

Round trips to heaven : otherworldly travelers in early Judaism & Christianity, Leif Carlsson ; [translated by Judy Breneman]

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Round trips to heaven : otherworldly travelers in early Judaism & Christianity
Title
Round trips to heaven
Title remainder
otherworldly travelers in early Judaism & Christianity
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Leif Carlsson ; [translated by Judy Breneman]
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eng
Summary
"Round Trips to Heaven features several early Jewish and Christian heavenly journey texts. Most of them are included in the apocalyptic literature. During the earlier research, the heavenly journey motif was understood to be one of many elements in this literature. It was not until the latter part of the 20th century that the stories of the heavenly journeys were treated as a type of their own among these texts." "The approach of this study serves to illuminate the function of the texts and the circumstances and settings in which they were composed and later passed on, something which scholars have only recently begun to acknowledge. Of vital importance is the status of the heavenly travelers as well as their relationships with other members of the Tradition Group considered to have authored the texts. Two main types of heavenly journeys appear in the accounts. One type has the function of providing an identity for the heavenly traveler, and the other constitutes a paradigm for the events awaiting mankind after death." "The concluding section of the book is a relatively long exposition of 3 Baruch. This text, which in its entirety portrays a heavenly journey, informs the reader about death. In common, with a number of other heavenly journey texts, 3 Baruch has both Jewish and Christian elements. Moreover, it clearly reflects a universal perspective. A similar perspective is also found in several of the other heavenly journey narratives which provides a reasonable explanation for how they could be used in both Jewish and Christian contexts."--Cover
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AU@
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Round trips to heaven : otherworldly travelers in early Judaism & Christianity, Leif Carlsson ; [translated by Judy Breneman]
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Contents
1. Background and method -- 2. The heavenly journeys -- 3. Third Baruch - a journey into death's waiting room -- App. Third Baruch, Greek text and translation
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
395 pages
Isbn
9783836472548
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn793301366
Label
Round trips to heaven : otherworldly travelers in early Judaism & Christianity, Leif Carlsson ; [translated by Judy Breneman]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Background and method -- 2. The heavenly journeys -- 3. Third Baruch - a journey into death's waiting room -- App. Third Baruch, Greek text and translation
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
395 pages
Isbn
9783836472548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn793301366

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    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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