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I. Religious Studies – II. Bible – III. History of Doctrine and Dogmatics – IV. Judaism – V. Islam – VI. Buddhism – VII. History of Art and Literature

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The history of the term “paradise” is informative for determining its meaning. The word “paradise” is derived from the ancient Iranian *paridaēza, literally “surrounding wall.” It appears as a loanword in many other languages, for exa…

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Pezzoli-Olgiati, Daria, Waschke, Ernst-Joachim, Leiner, Martin, Rebiger, Bill, Heine, Peter, Kleine, Christoph and Thümmel, Hans Georg, “Paradise”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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