24) Irenaeus maintains his emphasis on the historicity of salvation even in an eschatological context by insisting, on the basis of Isaian and other biblical passages, on a millennial kingdom in which the righteous will enjoy a paradisaical
restoration of justice and material prosperity.
The quarrel is with the Western media portrayal of Euro-America as a sort of paradisaical
seventh heaven and Africa as a hopeless place inhabited by sub-humans.
Still, some consideration, for instance, of the primitivist impulse in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American life would have been helpful, particularly in light of the many ways the Ephrata Sabbatarians sought to restore the original, paradisaical
order of things.
I lament now, I must ever lament," she exclaims, "those few short months of Paradisaical
bliss; I disobeyed no command, I ate no apple, and yet I was ruthlessly driven from it.
In particular, Pei was inspired by the traditional Chinese tale 'Peach Blossom Spring' by Tao Yuan Ming in which a fisherman passes through a cave opening and discovers a remote and paradisaical