Flights Of The Soul Pb Paperback

Visions, Heavenly Journeys, and Peak Experiences in the Biblical World

by John J. Pilch;

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Flights Of The Soul Pb

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Reports of dreams, journeys into the heavens, and other alternate states of consciousness abound in the Old and New Testaments and in extrabiblical literature. While some scholars have considered such reports to be simple literary devices, John J. Pilch a leading expert in social scientific interpretation of the Bible believes otherwise.As Pilch points out, anthropological research on over 400 representative cultures in the world shows that more than ninety percent of these cultures have reported such experiences routinely. Factual or not, he says, biblical accounts of alternate consciousness are both plausible and significant because they constitute a very common, real, human experience in their respective cultures.Drawing on insights from from anthropology, cognitive neuroscience, psychology, and the social sciences, Pilch investigates and interprets Old and New Testament accounts of dreams, visions, journeys into the heavens, and other alternate states of consciousness within their cultural contexts. The result is a fresh and intriguing take on familiar biblical events.Flights of the Soul sheds new light on such things as these: * Ezekiel?'s prophetic visions* Enoch?'s sky journeys* Jesus transfiguration and ascension* Resurrection appearances in the Gospels* Paul?'s ecstatic vision on the road to Damascus* John?'s heavenly journeys described in Revelation

Flights Of The Soul Pb by John J. Pilch was published by Eerdmans Publishing Company in June 2011 and is our 56805th best seller. The ISBN for Flights Of The Soul Pb is 9780802865403.

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Page last updated 7th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherEerdmans Publishing Company (June 2011)
Number of Pages232
Thickness18 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code3970102
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