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BEYOND: How Humankind Thinks about Heaven with author Catherine Wolff Thu, December 2, 2021 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PST Recording Made for Ticket Holders. $20. ZOOM Class. Register Now on: Vallombrosa.org/calendar


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December 2, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

What do we think of when we think about heaven? What might it look like? Who or what might be there? Since humans began to huddle together for protection thousands of years ago, these questions have been part of how civilizations and cultures define heaven, the good place beyond this one. From Christianity to Islam to Hinduism and beyond, from the brush of Michelangelo to the pen of Dante, people across millennia have tried to explain and describe heaven in ways that are distinctive and analogous, unique and universal. In this engrossing cultural history of heaven, Catherine Wolff delves into how people and cultures have defined heaven over the centuries. Catherine Wolff is the former Director of the Arrupe Center for Community-Based Learning at Santa Clara University. She is the editor of Not Less Than Everything: Catholic Writers on Heroes of Conscience from Joan of Arc to Oscar Romero (HarperCollins, 2013), and the author of Beyond.