Loading, please wait...

product description page

Paradise Lust : Searching for the Garden of Eden (Unabridged) (MP3-CD) (Brook Wilensky-lanford)

Paradise Lust : Searching for the Garden of Eden (Unabridged) (MP3-CD) (Brook Wilensky-lanford) - image 1 of 1

About this item

It seems that ever since mankind was kicked out of the Garden of Eden for eating the forbidden fruit, we've been trying to get back in. Or, at least, we've been wondering where the garden might have been. St. Augustine had a theory, and so did medieval monks, John Calvin, and Christopher Columbus. But when Darwin's theory of evolution permanently altered our understanding of human origins, shouldn't the search for a literal Eden have faded away? Not so fast. InParadise Lust, Brook Wilensky-Lanford introduces readers to the enduring modern quest to locate the Garden of Eden on Earth. It is an obsession that has consumed Mesopotamian archaeologists, German Baptist ministers, British irrigation engineers, and the first president of Boston University, among many others. These quixotic Eden seekers all started with the same brief Bible verses, but each ended up at a different spot on the globe: Florida, the North Pole, Ohio, China, and, of course, Iraq. Evocative of Tony Horwitz and Sarah Vowell, Wilensky-Lanford writes of these unusual characters and their searches with sympathy and wit. Charming, enlightening, and utterly unique,Paradise Lust is a century-spanning history that will take you to places you never imagined.

Edition: Unabridged
Genre: Religion + Beliefs, History
Sub-Genre: Social History, Bible / Study / Old Testament, Christianity / History
Format: Mp3_cd
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Author: Brook Wilensky-lanford
Language: English
Street Date: January 12, 2016
TCIN: 50987926
UPC: 9781511364430
Item Number (DPCI): 248-13-6154
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.

Guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.