Paradise and hell in islamic traditions

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Paradise and Hell in Islamic Traditions by Christian Lange

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 not only the theological and exegetical but also the philosophical, mystical, topographical, architectural and ritual aspects of the Muslim belief in paradise and hell, in both the Sunni and the Shiʿi world. By examining a broad range of sources related to the afterlife, Christian Lange shows that Muslim religious literature, against transcendentalist assumptions to the contrary, often pictures the boundary between this world and the otherworld as being remarkably thin, or even permeable.
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Paradise and Hell in Islamic Traditions

He is the author of Justice, Punishment and the Medieval Muslim Imagination Cambridge, and the editor of several scholarly volumes, including Locating Hell in Islamic Traditions Paradise and Hell in Islamic Traditions. Christian Lange. 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. By examining a broad range of sources related to the afterlife, Christian Lange shows that Muslim religious literature, against transcendentalist assumptions to the contrary, often pictures the boundary between this world and the otherworld as being remarkably thin, or even permeable.

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Discursively, doctrinally, and psychologically, paradise and hell constitute topics of great significance in Islamic literature. While the subject has already inspired a fair amount of scholarship, the present monograph offers a significantly broader and more thorough survey than other publications. While both paradise and hell are discussed, premodern authors had more to say about the former than about the latter, a preference mostly shared by modern scholars. The chronological scope is the premodern Most users should sign in with their email address.

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