Original Release Date: January 1, 2007
Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
Rated: Not Rated
Run Time: 50 minutes
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Released: July 31, 2007
Originally Released: 2007
Label: A&E Home Video
Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Description by OLDIES.com:
Heaven has influenced politics, decided the course of nations, become the obsession of learned scholars, and inspired countless works of art. Most of all, the promise of heaven has determined how people have lived their lives...and how they've died. Through interviews with religious scholars and leaders, we explore the concept of heaven and its rich history. We trace the evolution of the idea of an afterlife--from ancient Egypt, through Renaissance writers and artists whose work it inspired, to the uniquely American vision that traveled across the sea on the Mayflower--and explore other religious views of heaven. Our experts also tackle the difficult subject: Can only those who accept Jesus Christ be admitted to heaven? What of the virtuous of other religions? Will they be excluded because they aren't Christian? Our experts discuss this delicate question, reflecting on the idea that perhaps a heaven as we know it waits for each of us on the other side of death.
The history of heaven is discussed in this in-depth exploration from the History Channel.