8 1/2 x 10 5/8 in.
22 x 27 cm
over 150 illustrations,
mainly in colour
Prof. Dr. Klaus Berger, Heidelberg
Biblical roots of the
concepts of Heaven
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang
The history of
a cross-section of topics relating to concepts of Heaven
• In seventh heaven:
Heaven as a divine realm
• Who lives in Heaven?
Angels and other celestial bodies
• Heavenly paradises:
Heaven as the otherworldly destination and location of the dead
• Heaven and Earth,
eternity and time: Heaven as a cosmic image
(plus additional other
points of emphasis)
The portrayal of the
individual topics is to be chronological. Traversing the history
of each concept and appropriately illustrated. Main focal point:
the history of Christianity.
Parallels in Judaism and other
of Heaven in the history of art
Prof. Dr. Medard Kehl
Our approach to
Emeritus Professor for New Testament Studies
Dr. theol., Emeritus Professor for Dogmatic Theology and Dogma
Focal points of his scientific work: Fundamental dogmatics –
Ecclesiology – Mariology – Eschatology
Christoph Wetzel, Göppingen
Publisher and co-author of the “Neuen Belser Stilgeschichte”
(New Belser History of Style,
6 volumes, 1985–1989).
His profound interest in the connection between art history and
church history is evidenced by numerous contributions to
anthologies, as well as with the illustrations for several Bible
Medard Kehl S.J.
Professor for Dogmatics, Frankfurt/Sankt Georgen
dogmatics at the Phil.-Theol. Hochschule Sankt Georgen in
Frankfurt/Main; author of the standard work “Die Kirche” (The
Church, Echter publishing house); active in the L'Arche
movement; extensive lecturing activities, numerous publications
(books and journals).