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Mapping Paradise: A History of Heaven on Earth

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Throughout history, humans have searched for paradise. When early Christians adopted the "Hebrew Bible", and with it the story of "Genesis", the "Garden of Eden" became an idyllic habitat for all mankind. Medieval Christians believed paradise was a place on earth, different from the world, yet part of it, situated in real geography and indicated on maps. From the Renaissance through to the Enlightenment, the mapping of paradise validated the authority of Holy Scripture and supported Christian faith. But, from the early ...

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Mapping Paradise: A History of Heaven on Earth 2006, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226735597

Hardcover

Mapping Paradise: A History of Heaven on Earth 2006, The British Library Publishing Division, London

ISBN-13: 9780712348775

Hardcover