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Roads to Paradise : Eschatology and Concepts of the Hereafter in Islam (Hardcover)

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From a May 2009 international conference in Göttingen, Germany, 54 studies explore notions about the afterlife in Islam. The first of two volumes covers foundations and the formation of a tradition: reflections on the hereafter in the Qur'an and Islamic religious thought. Sections there look at preparing for the journey; paradise, hell, and afterlife in the Qur'an and Qur'anic exegesis; the pleasures of paradise; the afterlife in Sunni tradition and theology; a wise man's paradise--eschatology and philosophy; the path beyond the world--vision and spiritual experience of the hereafter; and unity in variety--Shi'ism and other Muslim identities. The second volume considers continuity and change: the plurality of eschatological representations in the Islamic world. It discusses paradise and eschatology in comparative perspective; eschatology and literature; bringing paradise down to Earth--aesthetic representations of the hereafter; heavens and the hereafter in scholarship and natural sciences; and paradise meets modernity: the dynamics of paradise discourse in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 1493
Genre: History
Series Title: Islamic History and Civilization
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Language: English
Street Date: December 1, 2016
TCIN: 51569183
UPC: 9789004333130
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-5743
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