Human Destiny in Judaism and Islam

Keith Ward

in Religion and Human Nature

Published in print November 1998 | ISBN: 9780198269618
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683718 | DOI:
Human Destiny in Judaism and Islam

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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

Chapter.  6707 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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