Paradise and nature in the Quran and pre-Islamic poetry

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Roads to Paradise: Eschatology and Concepts of the Hereafter in Islam offers a multi-disciplinary study of Muslim thinking about paradise, death, apocalypse, and the hereafter. It focuses on eschatological concepts in the Quran and its exegesis, Sunni and Shi‘i traditions, Islamic theology, philosophy, mysticism, and other scholarly disciplines reflecting Islamicate pluralism and cosmopolitanism. Gathering material from all parts of the Muslim world, ranging from Islamic Spain to Indonesia, and the entirety of Islamic history, this publication in two volumes also integrates research from comparative religion, art history, sociology, anthropology and literary studies. Unparalleled and unprecedented in its scope and comprehensiveness, Roads to Paradise promises to become the definitive reference work on Islamic eschatology for the years to come.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoads to Paradise
Subtitle of host publicationEschatology and Concepts of the Hereafter in Islam
EditorsSebastian Günther, B. Todd Lawson
Place of PublicationLeiden; Boston
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9789004333154
ISBN (Print)9789004333130
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Jan 2017

Publication series

NameIslamic History and Civilization
ISSN (Print)0929-2403

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