It's a Wonderful Afterlife?

June 26, 2011
(was 05.23.2010)

Eighty per cent of Americans say they believe in heaven. But when they're asked to describe it, many are at a loss for words. Do they think that there's another universe in the sky or do they believe that heaven is something more abstract and metaphorical? We'll explore our enduring fascination with the afterlife by talking to Lisa Miller, the author of "Heaven." Also, Carlos Eire on a very brief history of eternity.

  1. David Eagleman on Afterlives

    Neuroscientist David Eagleman is the author of "Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives." He tells...

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  2. Lisa Miller on Heaven

    What do the three Abrahamic religions have in common about the concept of heaven?

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  3. John Casey on the Afterlife Guide

    Christian and Muslim traditions often involve the afterlife. Is it as important to the Jewish people?

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  4. Carlos Eire on Eternity

    Author of "Waiting for Snow in Havana" started to worry about death as a child, growing up in Cuba during an era of public executions ...

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