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City of the Gods

The City of the Gods

A Study in Myth and Mortality

John S. Dunne

John S. Dunne traces man’s political and social mythologies from ancient Sumeria to the present, showing how they reflect the diverse responses of each era to the inevitability of death.

ISBN: 978-0-268-00725-6
256 pages
Publication Year: 1978

John S. Dunne (1930–2013) was the John A. O’Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame and the author of over twenty books, including Eternal Consciousness, recipient of the 2013 First Place Catholic Press Association Book Award for Spirituality, The Circle Dance of Time, and his memoir, A Journey with God in Time, all published by the University of Notre Dame Press.

“A profound study of the myths of the afterlife in the ancient world.” — Library Journal

“A haunting study of the myths by which men through the ages have met the fact that they must die.” — The Christian Century

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The City of the Gods

A Study in Myth and Mortality

John S. Dunne

The City of the Gods: A Study in Myth and Mortality
Cloth Edition
Paper Edition

John S. Dunne traces man’s political and social mythologies from ancient Sumeria to the present, showing how they reflect the diverse responses of each era to the inevitability of death.

ISBN: 978-0-268-00725-6

256 pages

“A profound study of the myths of the afterlife in the ancient world.” — Library Journal

“A haunting study of the myths by which men through the ages have met the fact that they must die.” — The Christian Century