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Keith Ward

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198269618

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269618.001.0001

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Human Destiny in Judaism and Islam

Human Destiny in Judaism and Islam

(p.255) 12 Human Destiny in Judaism and Islam
Religion and Human Nature

Keith Ward

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the view of Judaism and Islam on human destiny. Judaism holds little interest in life after death but Jewish philosopher Maimonides has included in his list of basic beliefs important to Judaism a belief in the resurrection of the dead. Belief in life after death is much central central to Islam than it is in Judaism. The most fundamental motif of Islam is the feat of the Last Judgment and the Lord of the Day.

Keywords:   human destiny, Judaism, Islam, life after death, resurrection, Maimonides, Last Judgement, Lord of the Day

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