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What is eternity? Is it something except a only summary idea, completely unrelated to our lives? an insignificant wish? A frightfully doubtful horizon? Or is it a walk in the park, shared via priest and scientist alike, and an important aspect in all human relations?

In A Very short historical past of Eternity, Carlos ireland, the historian and nationwide ebook Award-winning writer of Waiting for Snow in Havana, has written a super historical past of eternity in Western tradition. Tracing the assumption from precedent days to the current, ireland examines the increase and fall of 5 diversified conceptions of eternity, exploring how they built and the way they've got contributed to shaping person and collective self-understanding.

A ebook approximately lived ideals and their courting to social and political realities, A Very short heritage of Eternity is additionally approximately unbelief, and the tangled and sometimes rancorous relation among religion and cause. Its topic is the most important topic of all, one who has taxed minds nice and small for hundreds of years, and should ceaselessly be of human curiosity, intellectually, spiritually, and viscerally.

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