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Special Tenth Anniversary Issue of Sacred Web
Dedicated to Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998)
On the Occasion of his Birth Centenary [Table of Contents]

NEW A new Beginning of "Studies in Comparative Religions"

Interview with F. Schuon

Who was Frithjof Schuon?



Firhtjof Schuon"As an authentic metaphysical summa and a masterpiece of balance and subtle nuances, Frithjof Schuon's written opus is the very expression of his powerful didactic genius. Through its objectivity and its rigor, it is an answer to the questions raised by contemporary man who finds himself disarmed in the face of the overwhelming certainties of modern science and the climate of nihilism that surrounds him.

However, Schuon is not a bookish metaphysician, like so many others, but he is first of all an inspired man of prayer, a true sage, and (...) a 'born gnostic' who tends to fully 'incarnate his archetype' by actualizing all his inner riches."

"The man is a living wonder; intellectually à propos religion, equally in depth and breadth, the paragon of our time. I know of no living thinker who begins to rival him..." wrote Huston Smith, of Frithjof Schuon, whose first book, The Transcendent Unity of Religions, prompted T.S. Eliot to say: "I have met with no more impressive work in the comparative study of Oriental and Occidental religions."

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