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Between Heaven and Hell: Islam, Salvation, and the Fate of Others

Mohammad Hassan Khalil

Abstract

In this groundbreaking volume, eminent and up-and-coming scholars, representing a diversity of backgrounds and viewpoints, address the question of non-Muslim salvation: according to the Islamic ethos (however understood), what can be said about the status and fate of non-Muslims? Each of the 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, yet others focus on the relationship b ... More

Keywords: Islam, Muslim, Salvation, diversity (or: religious diversity), Islamic theology, philosophy of eligion, interreligious, heaven, hell, Qur’an

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199945399
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945399.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mohammad Hassan Khalil, editor
Michigan State University

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Introduction

Mohammad Hassan Khalil

Part One Historical Dimensions

Part Two Diversity and Mercy

Part Three Supersessionism and Mercy

Part Four Reconceptualizing Pluralism

Part Five Otherness and the Qur’an

Part Six Otherness and Inclusion/Exclusion

11 The Food of the Damned

David M. Freidenreich

12 Acts of Salvation

Marcia Hermansen