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|Title: Between Heaven and Hell: Islam, Salvation, and the Fate of Others|
By: Mohammad Hassan Khalil(Ed.)
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Oxford University Press
|Publication Date: 2012|
Weight: 2 pounds
Stock No: WW945412
volume's contributors responds to this often asked "salvation question"-a question with profound theological and practical implications-from different angles: while some limit themselves to its historical dimensions, others approach it as theologians and philosophers, while yet others focus on the
relationship between this-worldly relations with Others and next-worldly conceptions of salvation. Collectively and individually, the essays in this volume advance our understanding of Islamic thought and Muslim societies and indeed the discourse on religious diversity. This groundbreaking volume
does not conclude with neat resolutions; instead, it offers fascinating expositions, debates, and points of departure for further contemplation. Contributors include Mohammad Hassan Khalil, Tariq Ramadan, William C. Chittick, Farid Esack, Mohammad Fadel, David M. Freidenreich, Marcia Hermansen,
Jerusha Lamptey, Bruce B. Lawrence, Muhammad Legenhausen, Yasir Qadhi, A. Kevin Reinhart, Sajjad Rizvi, Reza Shah-Kazemi, and Tim Winter.
"Khalil's volumes encourage us to perceive inter-religious dialogue on a deeper level than that of superficial do-gooders unable to understand the real difficulties of religious confrontation." --Marginalia
"This is a collection of essays-as rich as it is unique-that tackles the weighty topic of salvation within the Islamic tradition. Rather than offering pat and monochromatic responses, the various authors demonstrate that a broad spectrum of perspectives is possible on this subject through a
faithful and critical reading of foundational texts within Islam. Mohammad Hassan Khalil is to be commended for bringing this multifaceted intra- and interfaith conversation to the attention of a broad reading public." --Asma Afsaruddin, Chair & Professor of the Department of Near Eastern Languages
& Cultures, Indiana University
"Unusually, yet refreshingly, a number of contributions cross-reference each other and so there is a sense in which the individual contributions in Between Heaven and Hell form more than the sum of their parts... a lot of care has been taken in the production of Khalil's [volume] as evidenced, for
example, by the copious notes, cross-references, glossaries, and indexes of Qur'anic verses. The engaging subject matter ensures that [it lends itself] to a wide readership of scholars students, and intellectuals. Khalil's own writing in Between Heaven and Hell is clear and accessible. [The book]
will not fail to impress anybody concerned with Muslim views on soteriology and religious diversity." --Journal of Shi'a Islamic Studies
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