This first English translation contains two essays by French Islamic scholar Henry Corbin: "Mundus Imaginalis, or the Imaginary and the Imaginal"; and, "Comparative Spiritual Hermeneutics". Corbin called Swedenborg 'the prophet of the internal sense of the Bible' and compared his biblical symbolism to the Quranic interpretations of the great Islamic mystics. This new edition now includes an index.
Henry Corbin (1903-1978) held the chair in Islam at the Sorbonne from 1954 to 1974. He also organized and was director of the department of Iranic studies at the Institut franco-iranien in Teheran. Corbin wrote many books and articles, and edited numerous works in Persian of important Sufi and Isma'ili authors Translator Leonard Fox has published books on Albanian grammar and customary law and Malagasy poetry. For many years he edited the journal Arcana: Inner Dimensions of Spirituality.