New Jerusalem

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New Jerusalem

Christianity
heaven regarded as the prototype of the earthly Jerusalem; the heavenly city

New Jerusalem

new paradise; dwelling of God among men. [N.T.: Revelation 21:2]
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Evidently, as Hawthorne construes it, the possibility of arriving at the Celestial City still obtains in the nineteenth century, yet not by means of the railroad or any road at all, but rather by the vantage point implicit in wayside paths.
By the time they reach the Celestial City, Greaves observes, the pilgrims "are not the same people as when they began their journey.
Many monsters seek to lead him astray or devour him along his quest--the wicked Judge Hate-good, the giants of Doubting Castle, the diguesed and deceptive Flatterer, and even the Athiest strives to convince him that the Celestial City does not exist.
Bedrooms are chambers, the centre of the house is a great hall and there is a private chapel or priest hole with a ceiling painted as the Celestial City.
In chapters three through six, Forhan uncovers what is distinct about de Pizan's political theory by discussing it in light of the intellectual history of several ideas essential to the medieval political theory that de Pizan inherits: the conception of the nation as a body, the notion of a celestial city as the ideal, the nature of kingship, justice and the need for law, and peace and justification of war.
Yet by book's end, Edis concedes that religion may have an important function after all--not to encapsulate physical truth or to limn the avenues of the Celestial City but rather as a vehicle for presenting evocative, allegorical truths about the human condition.
To those of us who study history not merely as a warning reminder of man's follies and crimes, but also as an encouraging remembrance of generative souls, the past ceases to be a depressing chamber of horrors; it becomes a celestial city, a spacious country of the mind, wherein a thousand saints, statesmen, inventors, scientists, poets, artists, musicians, lovers, and philosophers still live and speak, teach and carve and sing.
Biblical tradition, in the book of Ezekiel (48:30), also documents the concept of an idealized celestial city with four equal sides associated with the cardinal directions and 12 gates affiliated with the 12 Tribes of Israel.
While his current romantic comedy "Sidewalks of New York" weaves a tangle of relationships among six quintessential Manhattanites -- played by Heather Graham, Stanley Tucci, Brittany Murphy, Dennis Farina, Rosario Dawson and himself -- Burns' own road to the Celestial City was the long and winding Belt Parkway.
He [God] gathers together by his grace from the deservedly and justly damned mortal race so numerous a people in order that he may complete and restore that part of the angels which fell; and thus the beloved and celestial city is not defrauded in the number of its citizens, but perhaps even rejoices more abundantly.
Distinguishing between Thoreau's 'enterprise of self-mythologizing' and the biographical facts that made such self-adjustment seem necessary, he asserts that Thoreau remained constant only in 'his transcendentalist conviction that he was embarked on a lifelong pilgrimage whose celestial city was fullness of being'.
And he idled more than several moments to examine a display of harps, although everyone in the celestial city knew that he couldn't play a note.