"...the Imagination (or love, or sympathy, or any other sentiment) induces knowledge, and knowledge of an 'object' which is proper to it..."
Henry Corbin (1903-1978) was a scholar, philosopher and theologian. He was a champion of the transformative power of the Imagination and of the transcendent reality of the individual in a world threatened by totalitarianisms of all kinds. One of the 20th century’s most prolific scholars of Islamic mysticism, Corbin was Professor of Islam & Islamic Philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris and at the University of Teheran. He was a major figure at the Eranos Conferences in Switzerland. He introduced the concept of the mundus imaginalis into contemporary thought. His work has provided a foundation for archetypal psychology as developed by James Hillman and influenced countless poets and artists worldwide. But Corbin’s central project was to provide a framework for understanding the unity of the religions of the Book: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. His great work Alone with the Alone: Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn ‘Arabi is a classic initiatory text of visionary spirituality that transcends the tragic divisions among the three great monotheisms. Corbin’s life was devoted to the struggle to free the religious imagination from fundamentalisms of every kind. His work marks a watershed in our understanding of the religions of the West and makes a profound contribution to the study of the place of the imagination in human life.

Search The Legacy of Henry Corbin: Over 800 Posts

Monday, February 21, 2011

More Online Texts by and about Henry Corbin

We have these wonderful and very significant additions to the list thanks to Daniel Proulx. These have been added to the Corbin Texts Online page.

1933 - « Pour l’anthropologie philosophique : un traité persan inédit de Suhrawardî d’Alep », dans Recherches philosophiques, T. 2, 1933, pp. 371-423
1968 : Corbin, H. et Eliade, M., À propos des conférences Eranos, Eranos Fondation, Ascona, 1968, 31p.
1978 : Eranos and its meaning, Eranos Fondation, Ascona, 1979, 20p..

1949 : «  L’Iran, patrie des philosophes et des poètes », Réforme, 19 oct. 1946, p. 4 (repris dans CORBIN, Henry, « L’Iran patrie des philosophes et des poètes », dans L’âme de l’Iran, Paris, Albin Michel, 1990, pp.27-32)
1975 : STAPERT, A., L'ange roman dans la pensée et dans l'art, préface « La rencontre avec l’Ange » de Henry Corbin, Paris, Berg international, 1975, 64 pl. + 441 p. (coll. « Tradition et culture » no.3) 
1976 : CORBIN, H., « Préface - Les Cités emblématiques », dans Ispahan image du paradis de STIERLIN, H., Lausanne/Paris, la Bibliothèque des arts, 1976, pp.1-11
1932 : BARTH, K., Misère et grandeur de l'Eglise évangélique, trad. par CORBIN, H., extrait de Foi et Vie, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Imprimerie "Je sers", 1932, 36 p.
Articles sur Corbin
1978 : VIEILLARD-BARON, J.-L., « In memoriam Henry Corbin », dans Bulletin de la Société Ligérienne de Philosophie, vol. 1, 1978, pp.64-67.
1978 : RUSPOLI, S., « L’œuvre d’Henry Corbin », dans Bulletin de la Société Ligérienne de Philosophie, vol. 1, 1978, pp.68-71.

No comments:

Post a Comment