The Garden and the Fire
Heaven and Hell in Islamic Culture
|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Publisher:||Columbia University Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $30.00|
| Book Description: |
Islamic conceptions of heaven and hell began in the seventh century as an early doctrinal innovation, but by the twelfth century, they 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 that took shape around the promise of a future world after death. She also conducts a...