The Garden and the Fire: Heaven and Hell in Islamic Culture

The Garden and the Fire: Heaven and Hell in Islamic Culture

Islamic conceptions of heaven and hell began in the seventh century as an early doctrinal innovation, but by the twelfth century, these notions had evolved into a highly formalized ideal of perfection. In tracking this transformation, Nerina Rustomji reveals the distinct material culture and aesthetic vocabulary Muslims developed to understand heaven and hell and identifies the communities and strategies of defense that took shape around the promise of a future world.… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (November 19, 2008)

Parent ISBN: 9780231140850

Language: English


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