Heaven: A History

How did we end up with such a complicated view of Heaven? Dr. Hitchcock explores a fascinating, tangled history.

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Dr. Nathan Hitchcock
Dr. Nathan Hitchcock

Dr. Nathan Hitchcock received his PhD in Divinity from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He has published extensively in history and religion, especially in afterlife studies. Aside from teaching, Dr. Hitchcock helps organizations set up competency-based training systems. He lives with his family and Boston terrier in South Dakota, USA.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
This course should leave you feeling informed, challenged, and excited about learning. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 10 days and we will give you a full refund.
Is this course just going to indoctrinate me in a certain faith?
No. As history, the content covers a range of religions and beliefs, mostly from the ancient near east and west. Dr. Hitchcock himself is a Christian whose conviction is to tell others' stories accurately and respectfully.
I'm really struggling emotionally right now. Will this course help me?
While many people have reported being personally helped by ideas in the course, it is not intended as therapy or faith-based consolation. Heaven: A History is meant to clarify one's ideas about the afterlife in a fun, intellectual setting. Those seeking emotional support do best to speak with a trusted spiritual leader or counselor.

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