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Corbin was born in Paris in April 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. In he encountered Louis Massignondirector of Islamic studies at the Sorbonneand it was he who introduced Corbin to the writings benry Suhrawardithe 12th century Persian mystic and philosopher whose work was to profoundly affect the course of Corbin’s life.

Histoire de la philosophie islamique

Years later Corbin said “through my meeting with Suhrawardi, my spiritual destiny for the passage through phiolsophie world was sealed. Platonismexpressed in terms of the Zoroastrian angelology of ancient Persiailluminated 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 islamiquehe disproved in his research the common view that philosophy among the Muslims came to an end after Ibn Rushd.

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The philosophical life and career of Corbin can be divided heny three phases. The first is the s and s, when he was involved in learning and teaching western philosophy.

The second is the years between andin which he studied Shahab al-Din Suhrawardi and the Islmique of Illumination in Istanbul. The last begins at and lasts oslamique his death, in which he studied and reintroduced eastern and Islamic philosophy.


In he married Stella Leenhardt. In they traveled to Istanbuland in to Tehran. They returned to Paris one year later in July From the s on he spent autumn in Tehran, winter in Paris and spring in Ascona.

The three major works upon which his reputation largely rests in the English speaking world were first published in French in the s: His magnum opus is the four volume En Islam Iranien: Aspects spirituels et philosophiques. There are several main themes which together form the core of the spirituality that Corbin defends.

The Imagination is the primary means to engage with Creation. Prayer is the “supreme act of the creative imagination”.

He considered himself a Protestant Christian but he abandoned a Christocentric view of history. He defended the central role assigned in theology for the individual as the finite image of the Unique Divine. His mysticism is no world-denying asceticism but regards all of Creation as a theophany of the divine. This vision has much in common with what has become known as Creation Spiritualityand the figure of the Angel Holy Spirit is similar to what is sometimes called the Cosmic Christ.

Corbin’s work has been criticized by a number of writers. His scholarly objectivity has been questioned on the basis of both a Shi’ite bias, and his theological agenda; he has been accused of being both ahistorically naive and dangerously politically reactionary; and he has been charged with being both an Iranian nationalist and an elitist in both his politics and his spirituality.

Forceful rejoinders to the more damning of these critiques by Lory and Subtelny have been particularly lucid. Corbin’s ideas continue to have an impact through the work of colleagues, students and many others influenced by his work.


Though this list is far from complete, these include the following prolific Western scholars of Sufism and Islamic thought: Corbin was an important source for the archetypal psychology of James Hillman and others who have developed the psychology of Carl Jung. The American literary critic Harold Bloom claims Corbin as a significant influence on his own conception of Gnosticismand the American poet Charles Olson was a student of Corbin’s Avicenna and the Visionary Recital.

Corbin’s friends and colleagues in France have established L’Association des Amis de Henry et Stella Corbin for the dissemination of his work through meetings and colloquia, and the publication of his posthumous writings.

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