Tom Cheetham, Ph.D., has degrees in philosophy and biology. He is the author of Green Man, Earth Angel: The Prophetic Tradition and The Battle for the Soul of the World (2005), and The World Turned Inside Out: Henry Corbin and Islamic Mysticism (2003). A frequent contributor to Spring Journal, he also prepared the comprehensive bibliography for Archetypal Psychology: a Brief Account, The Uniform Edition of the Writings of James Hillman, Vol. 1.
After Prophecy: Imagination, Incarnation, and the Unity of the Prophetic Traditionby Tom Cheetham
This book explores the status of religion in the Post-Prophetic Age, especially as seen through the eyes of the French Islamic scholar Henry Corbin. In lucid and simple prose, Cheetham explores the creative role of the imagination in the formative ground of the three great Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. For Corbin, engaging the soul of the world through the mediating power of the Imaginal is an act of love, a theme Cheetham expands through his analysis of such concepts as mystical poverty, contemplative knowledge, the luminosity of the earth, the theophanic vision, the Christ Angel, Incarnation, the divine sensorium, alchemical transformation, the spiritual humanism of Ivan Illich, Western iconoclasm, and the centrality of gnosis. This book offers a visionary alternative to the confusions of contemporary life. It speaks to believers and non-believers alike.
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