History of Paradise: The Garden of Eden in Myth and Tradition

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University of Illinois Press, 2000 - Religion - 276 pages
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Explores the conviction that paradise existed in a precise although unreachable earthly location. Delving into the writings of dozens of medieval and Renaissance thinkers, from Augustine to Dante, this title presents a study of the meaning of Original Sin and the human yearning for paradise.
 

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HISTORY OF PARADISE: The Garden of Eden in Myth and Tradition

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A vividly detailed account of how Western society interpreted and was influenced by the biblical story of the expulsion from the Garden of Eden, by a French cultural critic and historian (Sin and Fear ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 2
23
Chapter 3
39
Chapter 4
71
Chapter 5
97
Chapter 6
117
Chapter 7
139
Chapter 8
155
Chapter 9
175
Chapter 10
187
Chapter 11
211
Conclusion
229
Index
271
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