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Heaven/Sky
(1,966 words)

Dimensions of the Concept

1. The conception of heaven, together with its possible antitheses (earth, hell) and overlaps (paradise, the beyond), belongs to the most important group of influential religious symbols in the history of ideas and piety. Adapted in depth by the folk culture, it permeates many religions, and is further …

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Thomas, Günter, “Heaven/Sky”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 27 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5287_bdr_COM_00195>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223



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