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A Very Brief History Of Eternity

Eire, Carlos

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ISBN 10: 0691133573 / ISBN 13: 9780691133577
Verlag: Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, U.K. & London, U.K., 2009
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Hardcover. Dust jacket has one or two light surface and scuff marks. Very small, light crease near upper inner corner of upper edge of front jacket. Very light bump to hardcover spine foot. Binding is sound and pages are tight and clean throughout. Text and illustrations are clear. AF. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 288247

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Titel: A Very Brief History Of Eternity

Verlag: Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, U.K. & London, U.K.

Erscheinungsdatum: 2009

Einband: hardcover

Zustand:Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good

Art des Buches: Used

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What is eternity? Is it anything other than a purely abstract concept, totally unrelated to our lives? A mere hope? A frightfully uncertain horizon? Or is it a certainty, shared by priest and scientist alike, and an essential element in all human relations?


In A Very Brief History of Eternity, Carlos Eire, the historian and National Book Award-winning author of Waiting for Snow in Havana, has written a brilliant history of eternity in Western culture. Tracing the idea from ancient times to the present, Eire examines the rise and fall of five different conceptions of eternity, exploring how they developed and how they have helped shape individual and collective self-understanding.


A book about lived beliefs and their relationship to social and political realities, A Very Brief History of Eternity is also about unbelief, and the tangled and often rancorous relation between faith and reason. Its subject is the largest subject of all, one that has taxed minds great and small for centuries, and will forever be of human interest, intellectually, spiritually, and viscerally.


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What is eternity? Is it anything other than a purely abstract concept, totally unrelated to our lives? A mere hope? A frightfully uncertain horizon? Or is it a certainty, shared by priest and scientist alike, and an essential element in all human relations? This title presents the history of eternity in Western culture.

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