Religious Groups in Literature

34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]


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Group Where Year Source Quote/
Christianity - Christmas world 2046 Bear, Greg. Eternity. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 206. "He did not know how the vote would be taken; would they all pict their decisions, the whole chamber lighting up like a Christmas tree? "
Christianity - Christmas world 2050 Bova, Ben. "Acts of God " in Sam Gunn Forever. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1995); pg. 4. Pg. 4: "I was alone in my house in Nashua... thinking that we were going to have a white Christmas... "; Pg. 5: "'Honest, Jill, I haven't the foggiest idea of why you're here. Christmas vacation?' "; Pg. 14: "Sam was on global television more than the hourly weather reports. He pushed Santa Claus out of the headlines... Christmas was all but forgotten; seven 'holiday specials' were unceremoniously bumped from the entertainment networks... " [Other Christmas refs., not in DB.]
Christianity - Christmas world 2050 Bova, Ben. "Tourist Sam " in Sam Gunn Forever. New York: Avon (1998); pg. 189. "...I remembered a line form an old poem: With a sleighful of toys and St. Nicholas, too. "
Christianity - Christmas world 2050 Heinlein, Robert. Star Beast. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1954); pg. 67. "'Possibly. But if we do, we'll have to wait until Christmas...' "
Christianity - Christmas world 2050 Scarborough, Elizabeth Ann. Last Refuge. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 313. "'You're chokin' me up,' Buzz said. 'What'll we have next, the ghost of Christmas to Come?' " [Dickens reference]
Christianity - Christmas world 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 95. "He opened a desk drawer and took out a roll of thick, glossy mediatronic paper bearing animated Christmas scenes: Santa sliding down the chimney, the ballistic reindeer, the three Zoroastrian sovereigns dismounting from their dromedaries in front of the stable... "
Christianity - Christmas world 2050 Zelazny, Roger. "Home is the Hangman " in Analog: Readers' Choice: Vol. 2 (Stanley Schmidt, ed.) New York: David Publications (1981; story copyright 1975); pg. 178. [Year indeterminate.] "The fourth place listed on the Christmas card I had sent Don Walsh the previous year... "
Christianity - Christmas world 2061 Clarke, Arthur C. 2061: Odyssey Three. New York: Ballantine (1987); pg. 14. Pg. 14: "He had not seen her for twenty years, but her card arrived punctually every Christmas. "; Pg. 27: "Like a Christmas tree... "; Pg. 39: "But at least they all remembered him at Christmas, through duty if not affection. "
Christianity - Christmas world 2075 Anderson, Poul. "Scarecrow " in New Legends. Greg Bear (ed.) New York: Tor (1995); pg. 330. "'...Scarecrows don't work. Never did.'

'Then why do people make them?'

'Why, well, it's something they do. Something they've done since time out of mind. Why is Christmas in December? That doesn't square with the Gospel as I recall it. But people needed a winter solstice festival.' "

Christianity - Christmas world 2075 Anderson, Poul. Genesis. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 16. "Let's split the difference and call the date three-point-six-five billion B.C.E., he thought. Then one day stands for ten million years. Life began when January the first did, and this is midnight December the thirty-first, the stroke of the next new year.

So . . . along about April, single cells developed, nuclei, ribosomes, and the rest. The cells got together, algae broke oxygen free into the atmosphere, and by November the first trilobites were crawling over the sea floor. Life invaded the land around Thanksgiving. The dinosaurs appeared early in December. They perished on Christmas Day. The hominids parted company with the apes at noon today. Primitive Homo sapiens showed up maybe fifteen minutes ago. Recorded history had lasted less than one minute. And here they were, measuring the universe, ranging the Solar System, planning missions to the stars. "

Christianity - Christmas world 2093 Kube-McDowell, Michael. The Quiet Pools. New York: Ace (1990); pg. 233. "'I wanted to wish you happy holidays,' he said. 'Are you going to do anything special?'

'I don't celebrate winter holiday anymore, Christopher,' she said with a politely tolerant smile. 'I didn't believe in most of it, and the rest has been a disappointment. It's rained for Solstice Moon three years running. Santa Claus is just a nice old man with whiskers, and I'm still waiting for Jesus to decide he wants me. Hardly any point, wouldn't you say?' "

Christianity - Christmas world 2100 Dick, Philip K. "War Game " in The Preserving Machine. New York: Ace Books (1969; c. 1959); pg. 7. Pg. 7: Garden of Eden; "God, watching man's development, must have felt the same sadness... to see His creatures alter and change to meet the needs of survival. " [More]; Pg. 8: Noah
Christianity - Christmas world 2100 Heinlein, Robert A. Starship Troopers. New York: Ace Books (1987; 1st ed. 1959); pg. 75. "So my old man [was so wealthy that he] could have bought the school and given it to me for Christmas--is that a crime? "
Christianity - Christmas world 2130 Clarke, Arthur C. Rendezvous with Rama. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1973); pg. 272. "'...Anyway, I should be home by Christmas...' "
Christianity - Christmas world 2150 Dick, Philip K. The Divine Invasion. New York: Timescape (1981); pg. 238. "'Perhaps we all may be.' And then she sang for Herb Asher one of the Dowland songs. It was the song the Fox traditionally sang on Christmas day, for all the planets. The most tender, the most haunting song that she had adapted from John Dowland's lute books.

When the poor cripple by the pool did lie
Full many years in misery and pain,
No sooner he on Christ had set his eye,
But he was well, and comfort came again. "

Christianity - Christmas world 2150 Dickson, Gordon R. The Magnificent Wilf. New York: Baen (1995)

; pg. 69.

"'An Alien? What kind of an Alien?'

'I'm not sure,' said Tom, still trying to sort out his memories of the conversation. 'It's something like the three spirits that come and visit Scrooge in Dickens' Christmas Carol. I met someone, but whoever it was was rather hard to describe--what he had to tell me even harder to understand.' "

Christianity - Christmas world 2150 McHugh, Maureen F. China Mountain Zhang. New York: Tor (1992); pg. 222. "It was a Christmas gift from Maggie Smallwood the year I spent on Baffin Island. "
Christianity - Christmas world 2150 Tuttle, Lisa. "Wives " in The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: 24th Series (Edward L. Ferman, ed.) New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1982); pg. 81. [Year estimated] "She had a whole boxful, herself, in the hall closet behind the Christmas decorations. "
Christianity - Christmas world 2160 Clarke, Arthur C. The Fountains of Paradise. New York: Ballantine (1980; 1st ed. 1978); pg. 143. "Though to most people Vesak [the Buddhist holiday] now meant no more than did that other great annual holiday, Christmas, it continued to be a time for meditation and tranquility. "
Christianity - Christmas world 2199 Clarke, Arthur C. & Gentry Lee. Rama II. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 59. Pg. 59: "'...Admiral Heilmann is a Lutheran on Easter and Christmas. Takagishi meditates and studies Zen. I don't know about the other two.' "; Pg. 62: " an old church in Siena on Christmas Eve in 2115... "
Christianity - Christmas world 2200 Heinlein, Robert A. Double Star. New York: Ballantine (1986; first ed. 1956); pg. 156. "I realized later--he represented the Lapps, including all the reindeer and Santa Clause, no doubt. He was also ordained in the First Bible Truth Church of the Holy Spirit, which I had never heard of, but which accounted for his tight-lipped deacon look. "
Christianity - Christmas world 2250 Anderson, Poul. The Stars Are Also Fire. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 275. "'Come for Christmas,' he urged.

Her face kindled. 'With your grandchildren!'

She had great-grandchildren here, but they were Lunarian. "

Christianity - Christmas world 2287 Bonanno, Margaret Wander. Probe (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1992); pg. 54. "The real object of his attention, though, was beyond the clearsteel window, suspended at the very pinnacle of the spacedock. Luminous, hanging in the antrigrav like some ethereal Christmas ornament: Enterprise. "
Christianity - Christmas world 2373 Vornholt, John. The Dominion War, Book Three: Tunnel Through the Stars (novel excerpt) in Star Trek: Adventures in Time and Space (Mary P. Taylor, ed.) New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 169. "Returning his mind to his duty, Sam adjusted the viewscreen, and a brown-magenta cloud coalesced into view, still some distance away. Pulses of light blinked on and off within its murky depths, which gave it an oddly cheerful glow, like a surreal Christmas wreath. "
Christianity - Christmas world 2437 Bester, Alfred. The Stars My Destination. New York: Berkley Publishing (1975; c. 1956); pg. 167. "'...Above, there's a . . . a sort of sparkling effect. Like Christmas lights twinkling.' "
Christianity - Christmas world 3001 Clarke, Arthur C. 3001: The Final Odyssey. New York: Ballantine (1997); pg. 41. "Poole felt almost like a boy again, about to unwrap some wonderful new toy under the Christmas tree. " [Also pg. 100.]
Christianity - Christmas Wyoming 1965 Bishop, Michael. No Enemy But Time. New York: Timescape (1982); pg. 11-13. "...the three of us still in Cheyene... My joke? Well, right before Christmas that year I went to the closet where we kept our slide equipment...

On Christmas Eve Jeannette told Anna to fetch the slides...

It was easy to be generous of spirit when you could instantly (or at least quickly) reorder the world to your liking. An uncharitable insight on a chilly Christmas Eve in Wyoming. "

Christianity - Christmas Wyoming 1985 Bishop, Michael. No Enemy But Time. New York: Timescape (1982); pg. 285. "He and Peggy had come to Wyoming... to visit their daughter and grandchildren for Christmas... "; Pg. 286: "'...She may get here for Christmas, she may not...' "; Pg. 290: "...but only over the Christmas holiday... "; Pg. 293: "...Joshua stayed through Christmas. "; Pg. 341: "...exploding the tree's fibrous trunk and settling its branches ablaze like a Christmas candelabrum. "
Christianity - Christmas Zarathustra 2599 Piper, H. Beam. The Other Human Race in Fuzzy Papers (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1964); pg. 188. "This was a band of pale green plastic, three feet wide, divided into foot squares by horizontal and vertical red lines, each square perforated with thousands of tiny holes, in some of them, little plug-in lights twinkled in every color of the spectrum... He stood for a moment, looking at the Christmas-tree lights... "
Christianity - nondenominational USA 1981 Crowley, John. Little, Big. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 152. Pg. 152: "...though George didn't mind a skin [on his hot chocolate drink]; his mother's had always had a skin, and so had that they served from urns in the basement of the Church of All Streets, a nondenominational church she used to take him and France to, always, it seemed, on days like this. "; Pg. 7: "That the computer could make as few errors as it did impressed Smoky less than its bizarre witlessness; it couldn't distinguish, for instance, when the abbreviation 'St.' meant 'street' and when it meant 'saint,' and directed to expand these abbreviations, would without a smile produce the Seventh Saint Bar and Grill and the Church of All Streets. " [Also, pg. 368-369.]
Christianity - nondenominational USA 2040 Alexander, Eitan. "Beneath the Planet of the Compulsives " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 2. "Like this guy from the program that I dated once. C.A.A.C.A.A. [a twelve-step program for recovery from homosexual sex addiction] doesn't encourage dating between members, but it's acceptable if you've been in the program for a while; you're just supposed to discuss it reasonably first. His idea of a date turned out to be a service at this 'nondenominational church. It wasn't an ideal first date, but it was OK. There was an incredible choir. It was really enjoying them, and then they got to a song where they had choreographed these little movements. The choir was singing about new beginnings. Every time they sang about the sunrise in the chorus, they raised their arms in big circles above their heads. " [More, not in DB.]
Christianity - Old Testament Africa 2008 McDonald, Ian. Evolution's Shore. New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1995); pg. 68. Pg. 68: "'...No, that is not quite right. I felt more like the world had just begun and I was the first man. I was Adam, alone and naked in a new Eden.' "; Pg. 97: Eden; Pg. 132: "People parted before the ATV like the waters before Moses. "; Pg. 181: "'The dragon in the sea,' Tembo said reverently. 'It is written in the book of Ezekiel.' " [Some other refs.]
Christianity - Old Testament Antarctica 1984 Cox, Greg. The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh: Volume One (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 302. "'If I may ask, Doctor, exactly how old are you?'

Evergreen shrugged, apparently seeing no point in further pretense. I was born in Mesopotamia over six thousand years ago,' he divulged, 'and have survived much more than your accomplice's knack for knife-throwing. I've lived many lives, as Solomon, Alexander, Methuseleh, and others. Believe me, the unmoving sun above us would be setting before I finished listing all my past identities and accomplishments.' He chuckled dryly. 'Consider yourselves privileged, gentlemen. You're in the presence of living history.'

So it seems, Seven reflected. "

Christianity - Old Testament Arizona 1950 Henderson, Zenna. Pilgrimage: The Book of the People. New York: Avon (1961); pg. 146. [The database category 'Christianity - Old Testament': references to Christianity in the literature which refers only to Old Testament verses or characters.]

"Why, my ancestors were as solid as a rock wall back of me, as far back as--as Adam, almost. "

Christianity - Old Testament Arizona 1951 Henderson, Zenna. Pilgrimage: The Book of the People. New York: Avon (1961); pg. 101. "Why the misery and frustration when, if they could do half of what I didn't fully understand from Joel and Matt's highly technical papers, they could make Bendo an Eden? "
Christianity - Old Testament Arizona 1951 Henderson, Zenna. Pilgrimage: The Book of the People. New York: Avon (1961); pg. 114-115. "'It's not fair,' I muttered aloud and illogically, 'to show me heaven and then snatch it away.'

'That's about what happened to Moses, too, you know.' "

Christianity - Old Testament Arizona 1955 Henderson, Zenna. Pilgrimage: The Book of the People. New York: Avon (1961); pg. 19. "'I think I'll theme this beginning,' she said. 'We've remarked on the resemblance before, you know.

' 'And the Ark rested . . . upon the mountains of Ararat.' Ararat's more poetical than Baldy, anyway!' "

Christianity - Old Testament Arizona 1955 Henderson, Zenna. Pilgrimage: The Book of the People. New York: Avon (1961); pg. 49. "'...I've decided to follow Karen's lead and have a theme, too. It could well have been my question at almost any time in those long years.

' 'Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? Why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?' ' "

Christianity - Old Testament Arizona 1955 Henderson, Zenna. Pilgrimage: The Book of the People. New York: Avon (1961); pg. 81. "'Valancy's helping me,' she smiled. 'We chose the theme together, too. Remember--?

' 'Behold, I am at a point to die and what profit this birthright do to me? And he sold his birthright for bread and pottage.' ' "

Christianity - Old Testament Arizona 1955 Henderson, Zenna. Pilgrimage: The Book of the People. New York: Avon (1961); pg. 122. "'My theme,' Dita said soberly, 'is very brief--but oh, the heartbreak in it. It's 'And your children shall wander in the wilderness.' ' Her clasped hands tightened on each other. 'I was wandering that day . . .' "
Christianity - Old Testament Arizona 1955 Henderson, Zenna. Pilgrimage: The Book of the People. New York: Avon (1961); pg. 226. "'Well, I supose you'd like a theme, just to round out things for you--so here it is.

' 'For ye shall pass over Jordan to go in to possess the land which the Lord your God giveth you and ye shall possess it and dwell therein. . . .' ' "

Christianity - Old Testament Arizona 1955 Henderson, Zenna. Pilgrimage: The Book of the People. New York: Avon (1961); pg. 255. "For a while I have turned my back on the Promised Land. For our Jordan was crossed those long years ago. "
Christianity - Old Testament Arizona 1955 Henderson, Zenna. Pilgrimage: The Book of the People. New York: Avon (1961); pg. 166-167. "'I have a theme song instead of just a theme,' Miss Carolle said. 'Ready?'

Music strummed softly, coming from nowhere and from everywhere...

'By the rivers of Babylon
There we sat down and wept
When we remembered Zion.
We hanged our harps
Upon the willows in the midst thereof.
For there they that carried us away captive
Required of us a song
And they that wasted us
Required of us mirth
Saying, 'Sing us one of the songs of Zion.'
How shall we sing the Lord's song
In a strange land?' "

Christianity - Old Testament Arizona 1955 Henderson, Zenna. Pilgrimage: The Book of the People. New York: Avon (1961); pg. 80-81. "'...Your inner mind is sacredly your own. The People are taught reverence for individual privacy. Whatever powers we have are for healing, not for hurting. We have health and life for you if you'll accept it. You see, there is balm in Gilead! Don't refuse it, Lea.' "
Christianity - Old Testament Australia 2050 Egan, Greg. Permutation City. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 109. [Part One has title (pg. 15): "The Garden-of-Eden Configuration "]; Pg. 109: "After seven hours cloistered in her room, reading Durham's notes for his Autoverse Garden of Eden, the street outside seemed strange... "; Pg. 182: "Durham said, 'Do you know what a Garden-of-Eden configuration is?'

...'Yes, of course. In cellular automaton theory, it's a state of the system that can't be the result of any previous state. No other pattern of cells can give rise to it. If you want a Garden-of-Eden configuration, you have to start with it--you have to put it in by hand as the system's first state.' " [More about this, pg. 182-183, 186, 201, 203, 209, 216, etc..]

Christianity - Old Testament Austria 1998 Baur, Markus. "Hunting the Snark " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 302. "They never have to step out of the way of somebody, instead they part the crowd like Moses the Red Sea--people give them an awful lot of breathing space. "
Christianity - Old Testament Botswana 1881 Sanders, William. "Custer Under the Baobab " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 11. "A few remained in the remoter areas--such as that awful Namib Desert, over on the southwest coast, that made the Kalahari look like the Garden of Eden... "
Christianity - Old Testament Briar Patch 2375 Dillard, J. M. Star Trek: Insurrection. New York: Pocket Books (1998). Based on the movie; story by Rick Berman & Michael Piller; screenplay by Michael Piller.; pg. 96. "The instant Geordi had called, the captain put aside all thoughts of the Edenlike Ba'ku planet and Anij and focused on the issue of Data. "
Christianity - Old Testament California 1964 Hoyle, Fred. The Black Cloud. New York: Harper & Row (1957); pg. 59. "'Seeds could be stored in the caves, along with men, animals and refrigerator. My god, it puts old Noah to shame, doesn't it?' "
Christianity - Old Testament California 1971 Dick, Philip K. Valis. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 29. "Moses did not create the burning bush. Elijah, on Mount Horeb, did not generate the low, murmuring voice. "
Christianity - Old Testament California 1985 Ing, Dean. Blood of Eagles. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 52. "his nose had been as straight as that of Michelangelo's David. "
Christianity - Old Testament California: Los Angeles 1953 Dick, Philip K. "The Preserving Machine " in The Preserving Machine. New York: Ace Books (1969; c. 1953); pg. 7. Pg. 7: Garden of Eden; "God, watching man's development, must have felt the same sadness... to see His creatures alter and change to meet the needs of survival. " [More]; Pg. 8: Noah
Christianity - Old Testament California: Los Angeles 1985 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 31: "Saturday Night Fight ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Sep. 1985); pg. 2. "...Alison Blaire, the Dazzler... she's a mutant--born with fantastic powers that brand her as an outcast from humanity as surely and irrevocably as God's mark did Cain. "
Christianity - Old Testament Canada 2000 Quan, Andy. "Hair " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 308. Pg. 308: "The biblical reference was not so bad, as most kids didn't know who Samson was anyways, but once it started, it stayed, and from time to time, my classmates in the schoolyard would tease, Samson, oh Samson, where is your long hair? " [Some other refs., not in DB.]
Christianity - Old Testament Colorado 1987 Willis, Connie. "Ado " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1988); pg. 121. "Delilah was waiting for me outside. ' 'Many of them brought their books together and burned them,' ' she quoted. 'Acts 19:19.'

' 'Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me,' ' I said. " [Delilah supports book censorship with her verse, and the teacher retorts with a verse that chides her for her excessive suntanning.] "'That thing you said yesterday about the sun turning people black, what was that from?'

'The Bible,' I said. 'Song of Solomon. Chapter 1, Verse 6.'

'Oh,' she said, relieved. 'That's not in the Bible anymore. We threw it out.' "; Pg. 123: 1 Samuel 15:22

Christianity - Old Testament Deep Space 9 2369 Dillard, J. M. Emissary (Star Trek: DS9). New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 71. "'Look for solutions from within, Commander.' At Sisko's puzzled expression, the Kai limped across the stone floor to a carved box that reminded him strongly of holos he'd seen of the Hebrew Ark of the Covenant. "
Christianity - Old Testament Deep Space 9 2369 Jeter, K. W. Warped (Star Trek: DS9). New York: Pocket Books (1995); pg. 234. "'Bit of divine retribution there.' The last of the synthale went down O'Brien's throat; he thumped the empty mug down upon the table. 'McHogue must have played hooky the day they talked about Sodom and Gomorrah at school.'

'I'm unfamiliar with those worlds.'

'Everybody is, these days.' The drink appeared to have loosened O'Brien's tongue. 'Though maybe McHogue knows more than we do about these things. How does the old song go? 'What's so horrible about a hurricane, compared to somebody who wants his fun?' "

Christianity - Old Testament Deep Space 9 2370 ab Hugh, Dafydd. Fallen Heroes (Star Trek: DS9). New York: Pocket Books (1994); pg. 240. "Sisko... smiled grimly. At least I have one advantage denied old Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, he thought; the reactor force shield. "
Christianity - Old Testament Diaspar 1000000000 Clarke, Arthur C. The City and the Stars. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World (1956); pg. 35. "The movement of the floor slowed imperceptibly until it came to rest at the end of a long hall lined with mirrors, and Alvin knew that there was no hope of hurrying Alystra here. It was not merely that some feminine characteristics had survived unchanged since Eve; no one could have resisted the fascination of this place. "
Christianity - Old Testament Draka Domination 1944 Allred, Lee. "The Greatest Danger " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 188. "Breckenridge threw up his hands. 'Sweet Land of Canaan, no! Not mo' Rationalist sennament for the Mother country.' "
Christianity - Old Testament Ecuador 1986 Vonnegut, Kurt. Galapagos. New York: Delacorte Press (1985); pg. 49. "The biology teacher from Ilium, however, since she had ceased ovulating, would not, could not, become his Eve. So she had to be more like a god instead. "
Christianity - Old Testament Europe 1470 C.E. Gentle, Mary. A Secret History. New York: Avon Books (1999); pg. 269. "'I hate bad preaching.' Godfrey sat on another wooden chest. 'I've just been giving them Exodus chapter ten, verse twenty-two, where Moses calls down a thick darkness from heaven over Egypt. Someone who knows is bound to ask why that only lasted three days, and this has gone on for three weeks.' "
Christianity - Old Testament Florida 1981 Bishop, Michael. No Enemy But Time. New York: Timescape (1982); pg. 257. "The Garden of Eden on stilts, that's what the stinking water tank had become. The scale corroding the tank emitted not a stench but a perfume. Their bodies were relaxed, purged of lust, and no serpent had yet appeared. "
Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 1955 Dick, Philip K. The Broken Bubble. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 173. "Beautiful trees he saw and flowers, a great garden very much similar to the Garden of Eden. It was unspoiled by greedy man. Animals lay down with other animals. People walked around in peace and friendship. There was no strife.

Ron saw all this and he was sad, for he knew that man had destroyed his own world. Would man destroy this veritible Garden of Paradise? The heart of the superman was troubled... "

Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 1975 Jones, Raymond F. Renegades of Time. Don Mills, Ontario: Laser Books/Harlequin (1975); pg. 55. "Joe didn't know what he had expected. He had envisioned perhaps a lush and luxuriant world, a Garden-of-Eden perfection. A world where nature had been completely conquered and molded to the inhabitants' desires. "

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