HHIT publications (last updated September 2017)

Book series:

Christian Lange (with David Cook), Edinburgh Studies in Islamic Apocalypticism and Eschatology, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017. See at



Christian Lange, Paradise and Hell in Islam. 365 pp. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Winner, 2016 British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize:

Joint winner, 24th World Award for Book of the Year of the Islamic Republic of Iran (2016), Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance (unable to accept)

Eric van Lit, The World of Image in Islamic Philosophy: Ibn Sīnā, Suhrawardī, Shahrazūrī, and Beyond. 278 pp. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017.

Simon O’Meara, The Kaaba Orientations: Readings in the Meccan Temple. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming.

Pieter Coppens, Seeing God in this World and the Otherworld: Crossing Boundaries in Sufi Commentaries on the Qurʾān. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming.

Yunus Yaldiz, Piety and Renunciatiatory Practices in the Early Islamic Books of Renunciation (Kutub al-Zuhd). Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, forthcoming.


Edited volumes:

Christian Lange, ed., Locating Hell in Islamic Traditions. 369 pp. Leiden: Brill, 2016 [Open Access].


PhD dissertations:

Eric van Lit, “Eschatology and the World of Image in Suhrawardī and His Commentators”. 445 pp. PhD Utrecht 2014.

Pieter Coppens, “Seeing God in this World and the Otherworld: Crossing Boundaries in Sufi Commentaries on the Qur’an”. 327 pp. PhD Utrecht 2015.

Yunus Yaldiz, “The Afterlife in Mind: Piety and Renunciatory Practice in the 2nd/8th- and Early 3rd/9th-Century Books of Renunciation (Kutub al-Zuhd). 353 pp. PhD Utrecht 2015.


Articles and book chapters:

Christian Lange, “The Judge and the judge: The Heavenly and the Earthly Court of Justice in Early Islam”, in: Abigail Balbale and Intisar Rabb (eds.), Justice and Leadership in Early Islamic Courts (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Islamic Legal Studies Program, forthcoming).

Christian Lange, “Beards of paradise: Hair in the Muslim Eschaton”, in: Bruce Fudge, Thomas Herzog and Your Volokhine (eds.), Barbe et barbus. Symboliques, rites et pratiques du port de la barbe dans le Proche-Orient ancien et moderne (Etudes Genevoises sur l’Antiquité, Frankfurt: Peter Lange, forthcoming).

Christian Lange, “The ‘Eight Gates of Paradise’ Tradition in Islam: A Genealogical and Structural Study”, in: Sebastian Günther and Todd Lawson (eds.), Roads to Paradise (Leiden: Brill, 2016), pp. 341-70.

Christian Lange, “Power, Orthodoxy and Salvation in Classical Islamic Theology”, in: Léon Buskens and Annemarie van Sandwijk (eds.), Islamic Studies in the Twenty-First Century: Transformations and Continuities (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2016), pp. 135-59.

Christian Lange, “Contemporary Salafi Literature on Paradise and Hell: The Case of ʿUmar Sulaymān al-Ashqar (d. 2012)”, in: Elizabeth Kendall and Ahmad Khan (eds.), Reclaiming Islamic Tradition: Modern Readings of the Classical Heritage (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016), pp. 247-62.

Christian Lange, “Paradise and the Islamic Religious Imagination.” In: Alessandro Scafi and Charles Burnett (eds.), The Cosmography of Paradise: The Other World from Ancient Mesopotamia to Medieval Europe (London: The Warburg Institute, 2016), pp. 211-25.

Christian Lange, “Introducing Hell in Islamic Studies”, in: Christian Lange (ed.), Locating Hell in Islamic Traditions (Leiden: Brill, 2016), pp. 1-28.

Christian Lange, “Revisiting Hell’s Angels in the Quran”, in: Christian Lange (ed.), Locating Hell in Islamic Traditions (Leiden: Brill, 2016), pp. 74-99.

Christian Lange, “A Sufi’s Paradise and Hell: Aziz-i Nasafi’s (fl. mid-7th/13th c.) Epistle on the Otherworld”, in: Alireza Korangy and Dan Sheffield (eds.), No Tapping Around Philology: Festschrift Wheeler Thackston (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2014), pp. 193-214.

Christian Lange, “Sins, Expiation and Non-Rationality in Ḥanafī and Shāfiʿī Uṣūl al-Fiqh”, in: Kevin Reinhart and Robert Gleave (eds.), Islamic Law in Theory: Studies in Jurisprudence in Honor of Bernard Weiss (Leiden: Brill, 2014), pp. 143-75.

Christian Lange, “Ibn Ḥazm on Sins and Salvation”, in: Camilla Adang, Maribel Fierro and Sabine Schmidtke (eds.), Ibn Ḥazm of Cordoba: The Life and Works of a Controversial Thinker (Brill: Leiden, 2013), 429-453

Christian Lange, “The Discovery of Paradise in Islam” (Inaugural Lecture, Utrecht University, 16 April 2012). 25 pp. Utrecht: University Press, 2012 (open access:

Christian Lange, “Sitting by the Ruler’s Throne: al-Ghazālī on Justice and Mercy in this World and the Next”, in: Delfina Serrano (ed.), Narrar y suscitar: violencia, compasión y crueldad en la literatura árabo-islámica (Madrid: CSIC, 2011), pp. 131-148

Christian Lange, “Islamische Höllenvorstellungen: Genese – Struktur – Funktion”, in: Erich Hornung and Andreas Schweizer (eds.), Eranos 2009 und 2010: Jenseitsreisen (Basel: Schwabe Verlag, 2011), pp. 153-193

Simon O’Meara, “The Kaʿba and other Cosmological Centres in the Sufi Universe,” in: Lange, Christian and Knysh, Alexander (eds.), Handbook of Sufi Cosmology (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming)

Simon O’Meara,  “Once more Cosmophilia: Facing the Truth, Later,” in: Hillenbrand, Robert (ed.), The Making of Islamic Art: Studies in Honour of Sheila Blair and Jonathan Bloom (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming 2018).

Simon O’Meara, “The Kaaba of New York,” in: Kruse, Christiane and Meyer, Birgit and Korte, Anne-Marie, (eds.), Offensive Images. Religion, Art and Visual Culture in Plural Configurations (Paderborn: Fink Verlag, forthcoming).

Simon O’Meara, “From Space to Place: The Quranic Infernalization of the Jinn,” in: Christian Lange (ed.), Locating Hell in Islamic Traditions (Leiden: Brill, 2016), pp. 56-73.

Simon O’Meara, “Muslim Visuality and the Visibility of Paradise and the World,” in Sebastian Günther and Todd Lawson (eds.), Roads to Paradise: Eschatology and Concepts of the Hereafter in Islam (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming 2015), pp. 555-565.

Eric van Lit and Christian Lange, “A World of Its Own: A Translation of the Chapter on the World of Image from Shahrazūrī’s Rasāʾil al-shajarah al-ilāhiyyah”, in: John Walbridge, Ali Gheissari, and Ahmed Alwishah (eds.), Writing in Light: Illuminationist Texts and Textual Studies in Honor of the Late Hossein Ziai (Brill: Leiden, forthcoming).

Eric van Lit, ““Ghiyāth al-Dīn Dashtakī on the world of image (ʿālam al-mithāl): The place of his Ishrāq Hayākil al-nūr in the commentary tradition on Suhrawardī”, Ishrâq: Islamic philosophy yearbook 4 (2014), pp. 116-136.

Pieter Coppens, “Sufi Qurʾān Commentaries, Genealogy and Originality: Universal Mercy as a Case Study”, Journal of Sufi Studies (forthcoming).


Encyclopaedia entries:

Christian Lange, “Devil”, “Hell”, “Last Judgment”, “Lote-tree”, in: Gudrun Krämer et al. (eds.), The Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE (Leiden: Brill, 2009-).