I’m reading a book by Zoe Archer which uses the phrase “prelapsarian paradise”. I’d never heard of the word prelapsarian. So, I got out of bed (I love to read in bed long after I should be sleeping) and looked it up online. I did consider just staying in bed and looking it up in the morning. But, I know myself, I’d read another chapter and forget what page the word was on and then soon forget all about it.
Prelapsarian is about before the fall of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden. So it’s a reference to religious/ Biblical things more than a comment on distopian societies. I was hoping for something else about uptopian societies on the rocks in some way. But, no, it’s sort of related but not quite. Still an interesting word.
If you want to know more you can read about Lapsarianism then stretch your brain into reading Notes on Supralapsarianism & Infralapsarianism.