Mapping Paradise: A History of Heaven on Earth
Alessandro Scafi's fascinating account looks at the perception of world geography and the place of paradise within that. Central to this discussion are the key debates, prevalent from the Renaissance, about faith and reason, theology and philosophy and paradise both as an internal and external reality.
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Changing Views on Paradise on Maps
Paradise in the Bible
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Adam and Eve Africa Armenia Asia Augustine Augustine's Beatus Beatus's Bede Bible biblical Biblioteca Brepols British Library Calvin centre Chapter Christ Christian Church Commentary creation depicted described Diagram earthly paradise east eastern Ebstorf Ebstorf map equator equatorial Etymologiae Euphrates Europe exegetes Figure Flood flowing four rivers Garden Garden of Eden Gautier Dalche Genesis Gihon Gog and Magog Havilah heaven heavenly Hebrew Hereford Hereford map History of Cartography Holy Land human history Ibid idea Imago India inhabited earth Isidore island Jerusalem John Lapeyre Latin legend location of paradise London mankind manuscript map makers mappae mapping of paradise Mauro medieval maps Mediterranean Mesopotamia Middle Ages mountain Nile original paradis terrestre Paris Peter Pishon Prester John Ptolemy reference region Renaissance rivers of paradise Saint scholars Scripture shows single river terra terrestrial theological thirteenth century Tigris tradition transl Tree University Press vols Woodward world map zonal map zone