CORBIN, Henry

CORBIN, Henry. Paris 14.4.1903 — Paris 7.10.1978. French Philosopher, Theologian and Scholar of Iranian Religion and Islam. Born in a Protestant family, but had catholic education. Studied in Paris. During the war in Istanbul and finally in Teheran. From 1954 taught Islamic studies at É.P.H.É. in Paris (Massignon’s successor), also at École de Louvre. Married 1933 Stella Leenhardt.

Publications: Terre céleste et corps de résurrection. 424 p. P. 1960.

works on Islamic philosophy, especially on Sufism.

Sources: *JA 267, 1979; *P. Filippani-Ronconi, E&W 4, 1953, 259-262; *D. Shayegan, Encyclopædia Iranica 6, 1993, 268-272; Wikipedia.

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