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By Markus Bockmuehl,Guy G. Stroumsa

ISBN-10: 0521117860

ISBN-13: 9780521117869

The social and highbrow energy of Judaism and Christianity in antiquity was once largely a functionality in their skill to articulate a viably transcendent desire for the human . Narratives of Paradise - in line with the concrete image of the backyard of Delights - got here to play a significant function for Jews, Christians, and at last Muslims too. those accrued essays spotlight the a number of hermeneutical views on biblical Paradise from moment Temple Judaism and Christian origins to the systematic expositions of Augustine and rabbinic literature. They convey that whereas early Christian and Jewish assets draw on texts from an analogous Bible, their perceptions of Paradise usually replicate the hugely assorted constructions of the 2 sister religions. facing a large choice of texts, those essays discover significant issues equivalent to the allegorical and literal interpretations of Paradise, the stress among heaven and earth, and Paradise's actual situation in house and time.

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