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History of Paradise: THE GARDEN OF EDEN IN MYTH AND TRADITION [Paperback]

By Jean Delumeau (Author) & Matthew O'Connell (Translator)
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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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Studio: University of Illinois Press
Pages   276
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.01" Width: 6.05" Height: 0.86"
Weight:   0.95 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 20, 2000
Publisher   University of Illinois Press
ISBN  0252068807  
ISBN13  9780252068805  

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Man's "search" for Eden  Nov 19, 2005
The author's original work is in French and has been ably translated into English. He covers various attempts though the ages by Christians, primarily, _to locate_ the "garden of Eden." This book's "usefulness" is in its comprehensive coverage of various authors up to about the time of the Enlightenment (18th century AD). Towards the end of his book he concludes Eden "is a myth" and gives his reasons for this position. His "bibliography" of sources consulted _is impressive_ and should be useful to those unaware of the vast number of books and treatises done on Eden over the ages.

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