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Frithjof Schuon: The Shining Realm of the Pure Intellect - Renaud Fabbri

Frithjof Schuon: The Shining Realm of the Pure Intellect - Renaud Fabbri

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This thesis provides an intellectual biography of the Perennialist philosopher and Sufi Shaykh Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998). I have argued that Schuon’s message is best understood as an autonomous path of knowledge (jnana-marga), ritually based on Islam but centered on the Religio Perennis. I have also compared and contrasted it to certain metaphysical doctrines and contemplative disciplines of the Hindu monastic traditions (Advaita Vedanta, Vishishtadvaita Vedanta, Samkhya-yoga, Kashmiri Shaivism, etc…) and certain Gnostic schools of Sufism (wahdat al-wujud, Shadhili ritual practice, etc…), to none of which can it be reduced in the last instance.

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Renaud Fabbri is the director of the Perennialist website Religio Perennis, which describes itself as a "gate to quintessential esoterism." The site includes many full-length essays covering a wide range of topics related to the "Perennial Philosophy."

Fabbri received an M.A. in Philosophy from La Sorbonne IV (Paris, France) and an M.A. in Comparative Religion from Miami University (Ohio, USA). Born in France, he is currently living in the US. His interests include traditional metaphysics, Hinduism, Sufism, and the Perennialist school.

Renaud Fabbri contributed the essay "The Milk of the Virgin: the Prophet, the Saint and the Sage" to Sacred Web 20, the special 10th anniversary issue of the journal Sacred Web, which was dedicated to Frithjof Schuon on the occasion of his birth centenary. He co-authored, with Patricia Reynaud, the essay "Sai Baba and the King of the World: The Question of the Supreme Center in the Islamic Teachings of the Saint of Shirdi" in Sophia: The Journal of Traditional Studies (Vol 10, No 1, Summer 2004).

http://www.worldwisdom.com/public/authors/Renaud-Fabbri.aspx

This thesis provides an intellectual biography of the Perennialist philosopher and Sufi Shaykh Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998). I have argued that Schuon’s message is best understood as an autonomous path of knowledge (jnana-marga), ritually based on Islam but centered on the Religio Perennis. I have also compared and contrasted it to certain metaphysical doctrines and contemplative disciplines of the Hindu monastic traditions (Advaita Vedanta, Vishishtadvaita Vedanta, Samkhya-yoga, Kashmiri Shaivism, etc…) and certain Gnostic schools of Sufism (wahdat al-wujud, Shadhili ritual practice, etc…), to none of which can it be reduced in the last instance.

http://etd.ohiolink.edu/view.cgi?acc_num=miami1175881809

Renaud Fabbri is the director of the Perennialist website Religio Perennis, which describes itself as a "gate to quintessential esoterism." The site includes many full-length essays covering a wide range of topics related to the "Perennial Philosophy."

Fabbri received an M.A. in Philosophy from La Sorbonne IV (Paris, France) and an M.A. in Comparative Religion from Miami University (Ohio, USA). Born in France, he is currently living in the US. His interests include traditional metaphysics, Hinduism, Sufism, and the Perennialist school.

Renaud Fabbri contributed the essay "The Milk of the Virgin: the Prophet, the Saint and the Sage" to Sacred Web 20, the special 10th anniversary issue of the journal Sacred Web, which was dedicated to Frithjof Schuon on the occasion of his birth centenary. He co-authored, with Patricia Reynaud, the essay "Sai Baba and the King of the World: The Question of the Supreme Center in the Islamic Teachings of the Saint of Shirdi" in Sophia: The Journal of Traditional Studies (Vol 10, No 1, Summer 2004).

http://www.worldwisdom.com/public/authors/Renaud-Fabbri.aspx

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ABSTRACTFRITHJOF SCHUON: THE SHINING REALM OF THE PURE INTELLECT by Renaud Fabbri
This thesis provides an intellectual biography of the Perennialist philosopher and SufiShaykh Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998). I have argued that Schuon’s message is bestunderstood as an autonomous path of knowledge (
 jnana-marga
), ritually based on Islambut centered on the
 Religio Perennis.
I have also compared and contrasted it to certainmetaphysical doctrines and contemplative disciplines of the Hindu monastic traditions(Advaita Vedanta
,
Vishishtadvaita Vedanta
 ,
 
Samkhya-yoga
,
Kashmiri
 
Shaivism, etc…)and certain Gnostic schools of Sufism (
wahdat al-wujud,
Shadhili
 
ritual practice, etc…),to none of which can it be reduced in the last instance.
 
FRITHJOF SCHUON: THE SHINING REALM OF THE PURE INTELLECTA ThesisSubmitted to theFaculty of Miami Universityin partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of ArtsDepartment of Comparative Religion byRenaud FabbriMiami UniversityOxford, Ohio2007Advisor________________________ (Dr. Elizabeth Wilson)Reader_________________________ (Dr. Frederick S. Colby)Reader_________________________ (Dr. Julie A. Gifford)
 
©
Renaud Fabbri2007

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