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Title Locating Hell in Islamic traditions / edited by Christian Lange
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Brill, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (384 pages)
Contents 1 Introducing Hell in Islamic studies / Christian Lange -- QURANIC NETHERWORLDS -- 2 The barzakh and the intermediate state of the dead in the Quran / Tommaso Tesei -- From space to place: the Quranic infernalization of the jinn / Simon O'Meara -- Revisiting Hell's angels in the Quran / Christian Lange -- Hell in early and medieval Islam -- Locating Hell in early rununciant literature / Christopher Melchert -- Fire in the upper heavens: locating Hell in middle period narratives of Muḥammad's ascension / Frederick Colby -- Hell in popular imagination: the anyonymous Kitab al-ʼAlamah / Wim Raven -- Theological and mystical aspects -- Is Hell truly everlasting? An introduction to medieval Islamic universalism / Mohammad Hassan Khalil -- Ibn ʻArabi, Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya and the political functions of punishment in Islamic Hell / Samuela Pagani -- Withholding judgment on Islamic universalism, Ibn al-Wazir (d. 840/1436) On the purpose and duration of hellfire / Jon Hoover -- Varieties of Hell in Islamic traditions -- Ismaʻili Shiʻi visions of Hell from the "spiritual torment of the Fatimids to the ʻayyib rock of Sijjin / Daniel De Smet -- The Morisco Hell: the significance and relevance of the Aljamiado texts for Muslim eschatology and Islamic literature / Roberto Tottoli -- Curse signs: the artful rhetoric of Hell in Safavid Iran / Christiane Gruber -- Literature and religious controversy : the vision of Hell in Jamil Sidqy al-Zahawi's Thawra fi l-jaʻim / Richard van Leeuwen
Summary Islam is often seen as a religious tradition in which hell does not play a particularly prominent role. This volume challenges this hackneyed view. Locating Hell in Islamic Traditions is the first book-length analytic study of the Muslim hell. It maps out a broad spectrum of Islamic attitudes toward hell, from the Quranic vision(s) of hell to the pious cultivation of the fear of the afterlife, theological speculations, metaphorical and psychological understandings, and the modern transformations of hell
Notes English
Subject Hell -- Islam.
Islamic eschatology.
Islam -- Doctrines -- History
Hell -- Islam.
Islam -- Doctrines.
Islamic eschatology.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Lange, Christian, editor
ISBN 9789004301214
OTHER TI Directory of open access books