Pluriel

University platform for research on Islam

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Academic - London

English

2019
240

Salvation and Hell in Classical Islamic Thought.

Presentation :

Salvation and Hell in Classical Islamic Thought uses classical Islamic sources to trace the development of Islamic eschatology during the formative centuries of Islamic intellectual history. Marco Demichelis draws on classical Islamic scholars, including Ibn Sina, al-Ghazali, Ibn Taymiyya, and Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya, to bring together concepts from Islamic philosophy, theology and mysticism – including proto-Sufism – to examine the interplay of these concepts between these traditions. The doctrines of salvation from Hell are examined in depth, in particular the theory of the annihilation of Hell, which proposes the idea that there will be a time when Hell will be empty and no longer inhabited.

This is the first book to examine Islamic eschatology in the classical period, and adds to the growing scholarship on Islamic views on salvation and the eternity of Hell. It will be essential reading for scholars of Islamic intellectual history, theology, and comparative religion.

Read the review of the book by Pierre Lory 

Titre original : “Salvation and Hell in Classical Islamic Thought. Can Allah Save Us All?”

Salvation and Hell in Classical Islamic Thought utilise des sources islamiques classiques pour retracer le développement de l’eschatologie islamique au cours des siècles de formation de l’histoire intellectuelle islamique. Marco Demichelis s’appuie sur des érudits islamiques classiques, dont Ibn Sina, al-Ghazali, Ibn Taymiyya et Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya, pour rassembler des concepts de la philosophie, de la théologie et du mysticisme islamiques – y compris le proto-soufisme – afin d’examiner l’interaction de ces concepts entre ces traditions. Les doctrines du salut et de l’enfer sont examinées en profondeur, en particulier la théorie de l’anéantissement de l’enfer, qui propose l’idée qu’il y aura un temps où l’enfer sera vide et ne sera plus habité.

C’est le premier livre à examiner l’eschatologie islamique de la période classique, et il s’ajoute à la recherche croissante sur les points de vue islamiques sur le salut et l’éternité de l’Enfer. Il s’agit d’une lecture essentielle pour les spécialistes de l’histoire intellectuelle, de la théologie et de la religion comparée de l’Islam.

Read the review of the book by Pierre Lory 

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