- Title Pages
- Prologue: Stephen Dedalus's Hell
- 1 After Lives
- 2 Egypt
- 3 Mesopotamia and Israel
- 4 Greece and Rome
- 5 The Christian Beginnings
- 6 Dante: <i>Inferno</i>
- 7 Predestination: Augustine to Calvin and Beyond
- 8 The Decline of Hell
- 9 Rome's Happiest Inspiration?
- 10 Heaven: Egypt, Mesopotamia, Israel
- 11 Bodies Fleshly and Spiritual
- 12 Dante: <i>Paradiso</i>
- 13 Celestial Pleasures: Renaissance and Reformation Heavens
- 14 Heavenly Speculations
- 15 Heaven Heard and Seen: Swedenborg
- 16 With Easy Intercourse Pass To and Fro
- 17 Scoring in Heaven
- (p.401) Epilogue
- After Lives
John Casey (Contributor Webpage)
- Oxford University Press
We return to Joyce and an irony directed at religious belief that is, nevertheless, not satire. Finally, beliefs about heaven and hell are rooted in the moral world within. Nietzsche's perspectivism is relevant to that. Our image of heaven and hell is finally an image of how we judge ourselves.
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