Reli. Notes 31

Reli. Notes 31 - • There is no Satan No intercessor or...

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Muslims continued Rustomji: o Garden and the Fire A secondary text o Material basis for descriptions of afterworld in Qur’an and hadith Abu Hamid Ghazzali: o Medieval theologian and mystic o Revival of Religious Sciences Trying to assign spiritual meaning to religious doctrine and ritual practice Rustomj themes: o Social landscape is that of utopic Arabia o Human identity: Body has agency Deliverer of pain Yet able to enjoy sensual pleasures On day of Judgment body will testify against you o Sensual and spiritual intertwine o Fire (Jahannam): Problem of evil Where is Satan? Inhabitants of hell actually able to view inhabitants of heaven as torture
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Unformatted text preview: • There is no Satan No intercessor or authority Torture from fire, their own selves • Ghazzali themes: o Omnipotence of God Particularly cruel God, don’t question his power Primary theological doctrine o Beatific vision His own turn to mysticism o Garden: Social interaction: • Families • Sex w/ no procreation Companionship: • Houris Luxury: • Male servants Heaven equals whatever you want it to be • This is no longer opposed to theological position...
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This note was uploaded on 06/07/2011 for the course RELI 125 taught by Professor Styers during the Fall '10 term at UNC.

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