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Henry Corbin (14 April 1903 - 7 October 1978) was a philosopher, theologian and professor of Islamic Studies at the Sorbonne in Paris, France.

Corbin was born in Paris in April 1903. As a boy he revealed the profound sensitivity to music so evident in his work. Although he was Protestant by birth, he was educated in the Catholic tradition and at the age of 19 received a certificate in Scholastic philosophy from the Catholic Institute of Paris. Three years later he took his "licence de philosophie" under the great Thomist Étienne Gilson. In 1928 he encountered the formidable Louis Massignon, director of Islamic studies at the Sorbonne, and it was he who introduced Corbin to the writings of Suhrawardi, the 12th century Persian mystic and philosopher whose work was to profoundly affect the course of Corbin’s life. The stage was then set for a personal drama that has deep significance for understanding those cultures whose roots lie in both ancient Greece and in the prophetic religions of the Near East reaching all the way back to Zoroaster. Years later Corbin said “through my meeting with Suhrawardi, my spiritual destiny for the passage through this world was sealed. Platonism, expressed in terms of the Zoroastrian angelology of ancient Persia, illuminated the path that I was seeking.”

Corbin is responsible for redirecting the study of Islamic philosophy as a whole. In his Histoire de la philosophie islamique (1964), he disproved the common view that philosophy among the Muslims came to an end after Ibn Rushd, demonstrating rather that a lively philosophical activity persisted in the eastern Muslim world — especially Iran — and continues to our own day.

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Total Books: 63
History Of Islamic Philosophy
2014 - History of Islamic Philosophy (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780415760089
ISBN-10: 0415760089
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Politics & Social Sciences
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Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn Arabi
2014 - Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn Arabi [Bollingen Series General] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780691615066
ISBN-10: 0691615063
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Politics & Social Sciences
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Paradosso del monoteismo
2011 - Paradosso Del Monoteismo (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788857504056
ISBN-10: 8857504050
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Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn 'Arabi
2007 - Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn 'arabi [Routledge Library Editions: Islam] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780415442619
ISBN-10: 0415442613
Genres: History, Reference, Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
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Umbr  Semblance
2007 - Umbr Semblance [a] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780979953903
ISBN-10: 0979953901
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The Ancient Road  From Aleppo to Baghdad in the Days of the Ottoman Empire
2005 - The Ancient Road From Aleppo to Baghdad in the Days of the Ottoman Empire [Kegan Paul Arabia Library] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780710305565
ISBN-10: 0710305567
Genres: Arts & Photography, History, Reference, Nonfiction
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Color Symbolism Excerpts From The Eranos Yearbook 1972
2005 - Color Symbolism Excerpts From the Eranos Yearbook 1972 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780882145549
ISBN-10: 0882145541
Genres: Arts & Photography, Nonfiction
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La paradoja del monoteismo/ The Paradox of Monotheism
2003 - La Paradoja Del Monoteismo/ the Paradox of Monotheism [Filosofia - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788493291600
ISBN-10: 8493291609
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
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L'Imm cach
2003 - L'imm Cach (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782851974259
ISBN-10: 2851974254
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Le Livre des sept Statues
2003 - Le Livre Des Sept Statues (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782851974266
ISBN-10: 2851974262
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Le Paradoxe du Monothisme
2003 - Le Paradoxe Du Monothisme (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782851974273
ISBN-10: 2851974270
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Templo y contemplacion/ Temple and Contemplation Ensayos Sobre Islam Iranio
2003 - Templo Y Contemplacion/ Temple and Contemplation Ensayos Sobre Islam Iranio [Filosofia - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788481645903
ISBN-10: 8481645907
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
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Le Livre de la sagesse orientale
2003 - Le Livre De La Sagesse Orientale (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782070427215
ISBN-10: 2070427218
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El hombre de luz en el sufismo iranio/ The Man and the Knight in the Iranian Sufism
2000 - El Hombre De Luz En El Sufismo Iranio/ the Man and the Knight in the Iranian Sufism [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788478445196
ISBN-10: 8478445196
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
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Historia Filosofia Islamica/ History of Islamic Philosophy
2000 - Historia Filosofia Islamica/ History of Islamic Philosophy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788481643732
ISBN-10: 8481643734
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Avicenne et le rcit visionnaire dition bilingue
1999 - Avicenne Et Le Rcit VIsionnaire Dition Bilingue (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782864323051
ISBN-10: 2864323052
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Voyage and the Messenger Iran and Philosophy
1998 - The Voyage and the Messenger Iran and Philosophy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781556432699
ISBN-10: 1556432690
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
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Alone with the Alone
1998 - Alone with the Alone (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780691058344
ISBN-10: 0691058342
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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Cuerpo espiritual y tierra celeste/ Spiritual Body and Celestial Land
1996 - Cuerpo Espiritual Y Tierra Celeste/ Spiritual Body and Celestial Land [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788478442812
ISBN-10: 8478442812
Genre: Nonfiction
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Swedenborg and Esoteric Islam
1995 - Swedenborg and Esoteric Islam [Swedenborg Studies, No 4] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780877851837
ISBN-10: 0877851832
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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Avicena Y El Relato Visionario / Avicenna and the Visionary Recital
1995 - Avicena Y El Relato VIsionario / Avicenna and the VIsionary Recital [Paidos Orientalia] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788449301513
ISBN-10: 8449301513
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
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1986 - Temple and Contemplation [Islamic Texts and Contexts] (Hardcover)Paperback
1986 - Histoire De La Philosophique Islamique [Collection Folio/essais] (Paperback)
1985 - Cyclical Time and Ismaili Gnosis [Islamic Texts and Contexts] (Paperback)Hardcover
L'imagination Creatrice Dans Le Soufisme D'ibn Arabi [Idees et recherches - French Edition] (Paperback)
Temple Et Contemplation [Idees et recherches - French Edition] (Paperback)
Face De Dieu Face De L'homme Hermeneutique Et Soufisme [Idees et recherches - French Edition] (Paperback)
L'iran Et La Philosophie [L'Espace interieur - French Edition] (Paperback)
Le Paradoxe Du Monotheisme [Bibliotheque des mythes et des religions - French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
Temps Cyclique Et Gnose Ismaelienne [L'Ile verte - French Edition] (Paperback)
El Hombre Y Su Angel [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)