With his book Paradise and Hell in Islamic Traditions Prof. Christian Lange (Islam and Arabic) is this year’s winner of the British Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize in Middle Eastern Studies, a yearly prize for he best scholarly work in English on the Middle East.
The first comprehensive study of the Islamic Paradise and Hell
The jury was unanimous in their support of the reviews of the book:
´This book is quite simply a scholarly masterpiece, a path-breaking and fascinating piece of research. It will remain THE study of Islamic eschatology for a long time to come.´
'[It] is erudite and probing: it really makes the reader think. Much of the information given in the book is new. The scholarly apparatus is exemplary.'
‘This is the first comprehensive study of the Islamic Paradise and Hell. It is full of brilliant and fascinating insights. It should be read slowly and carefully, as it is laden with much detailed and original material.’