Religion Booknotes

Mapping Paradise

A History of Heaven on Earth

Alessandro Scafi

University of Chicago Press, $55, 400 pp.

I have been reading Alessandro Scafi’s book Mapping Paradise in small doses over the past few months. It is one of those works one hates to see come to a conclusion, rich as it is in content and lavish in illustration. I...

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About the Author

Lawrence Cunningham is John O'Brien professor of Theology (Emeritus) at the University of Notre Dame.