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Book details
  • Genre:RELIGION
  • SubGenre:History
  • Language:English
  • Pages:278
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9781098329822
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098329815

Paradise Imagined

The Uncertain Tracks of Adam and Eve

by Alberto Leonel de Cervantes View author's profile page

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Overview

A non-fiction essay were the author leads the reader along an endless and fascinating road. An informative journey following the rise and evolution of the religious thinking of humankind; exploring what renowned experts, scholars, and writers on the field show us about the old and complex relationships that were gradually drawn up, between people of different cultures, and their beliefs in countless gods and visions of the afterlife.

Description

This book is a ten years in the making personal essay, laying down a rich and awesome scenario were the reader is invited to discover countless, colorful and passionate divine characters, both ancient and current. Its pages are like a long journey on the tracks of our ever evolving species, following the rhetorical characters of Adam and Eve, or our Homo sapiens ancestors proposed by science. From cavemen rituals to imperial religions; from soul-searching guidance of prophets to holy wars led by faithful fanatics. From primitive imagination to present day sophisticated indoctrination.

About the author

The author is a retired architect and urban planner from Mexico, born and raised in a catholic family but educated in local secular schools, first, and graduated studies abroad, later. His life had been that of a typical avid reader, finding pleasure in mind shaking literature; until existential doubts came up.

After a decade of almost obsessive submersion in religion related books, feeling grateful to so many dedicated and free-spirited thinkers and writers, the author penned Paraíso Imaginado, the Spanish language book published in 2016, from which Paradise Imagined is the revised and translated version. 

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