The Voyage and the Messenger
Iran & Philosophy
By (author) Henry Corbin
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Voyage and the Messenger by Henry Corbin
Book DescriptionThis work, incorporating previously unpublished interviews and articles, retraces the quest of Henry Corbin into the imaginal realm of the unseen real, the domains of angels and numinous beings. A study of religious philosophy, an exploration of visionary faith, these pages offer a superb meditation on the great themes of Perso-Islamic mysticism - the Sufi theory of knowledge, the voyage within the soul, le rituel de la coupe - and an illuminating glimpse into the philosophic universes of Sohravardi, Ibn Arabi, and Molla Sarda Shirazi.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781556432699
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
Publisher: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
Publish Date: 9-Sep-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Henry Corbin
History of Islamic Philosophy, Paperback (August 2014)
Translation of: Histoire de la philosophie islamique.
Temple & Contemplation, Paperback (September 2013)» View all books by Henry Corbin
First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Author Biography - Henry Corbin
Henry Corbin (d. 1978) was professor of Islamic relgion at the Sorbonne and director of the department of Iranic studies at the Institut franco-iranien in Tehran. His wide-ranging work included the first translations of Heidegger into French, studies in Swedenbort and Boehme, writings on the Grail and angelology, and definitive translations of and commentary on Persian Islamic/Sufi texts. He introduced us to such seminal terms as the 'imaginal' realm, ta'wil, and 'theophany' into Western psychospiritual thought. His published works include Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn Arabi, Avicenna and the Visionary Recital, and The Man of Light in Iranian Sufism.
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