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Paradise and hell in Islamic traditions

Author: Christian Lange
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Muslim afterworld, with its imagery rich in sensual promises, has shaped Western perceptions of Islam for centuries. However, to date, no single study has done justice to the full spectrum of traditions of thinking about the topic in Islamic history. The Muslim hell, in particular, remains a little studied subject. This book, which is based on a wide array of carefully selected Arabic and Persian texts, covers  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Lange
ISBN: 9780521506373 0521506379 9780521738156 0521738156
OCLC Number: 935981638
Description: vii, 365 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Pt. 1. Textual foundations: narrating the otherworld. The otherworld revealed: paradise and hell in the Qur'an ; The growth of the Islamic otherworld: a history of Muslim traditionist eschatology ; Hope, fear, and entertainment: parenetic and popular Muslim literature on the otherworld ; The imagination unbound: two late-medieval Muslim scholars on paradise and hell --
pt. 2. Discourses and practices: debating the otherworld. The otherworld contested: cosmology, soteriology and ontology in Sunni theology and philosophy ; Otherworlds apart: Shiʻi visions of paradise and hell ; The otherworld within: paradise and hell in Islamic mysticism ; Eschatology now: paradise and hell in Muslim topography, architecture and ritual.
Responsibility: Christian Lange, Utrecht University.
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