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The Eschaton, the Judgment, and the Final Dispensation: Modern Islam

Jane Idleman Smith and Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad

in The Islamic Understanding of Death and Resurrection

Published in print December 2002 | ISBN: 9780195156492
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834662 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195156498.003.0005
 						The Eschaton, the Judgment, and the Final Dispensation: Modern Islam

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Here again modern interpreters seek to provide deeper understanding of, or give new meanings to, the modalities of the day of resurrection. Consideration is given to attempts to reconcile the Qur’an with modern scientific findings, to the strongly ethical dimensions of the Qur’anic presentation of judgment and recompense, and to the physical and spiritual dimensions of the rewards of the Garden and the punishments of the Fire. A prominent theme in contemporary interpretation is the relationship between divine justice and human responsibility.

Keywords: damnation; heaven; hell; mercy; morality; punishment; recompense; resurrection; science; vision of God

Chapter.  9438 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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