Item description for History of Paradise: THE GARDEN OF EDEN IN MYTH AND TRADITION by Jean Delumeau & Matthew O'Connell...
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
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.01" Width: 6.05" Height: 0.86" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
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.