Avicenne

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Published: 1900
Language: French
Wordcount: 82,378 / 286 pg
LoC Category: B
Downloads: 3,535
Added to site: 2009.05.07
mnybks.net#: 24095
Genre: Philosophy
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e qu'il ne peut pas même être vu. Ce n'est guère là que le type amplifié du potentat oriental, une image agrandie de cette reine de Saba qui reçoit derrière un voile, de cet empereur des îles lointaines sur le passage duquel les nuques se courbent et les fenêtres se ferment.

A cette notion de la majesté divine se rattache une question qui a été fort débattue dans la théologie musulmane, et qui fut célèbre aussi dans la scolastique chrétienne, celle de la vision de Dieu dans la vie béatifique. Il est remarquable combien, d'après le Coran, l'obtention de cette vision semble difficile. On s'en rend compte dans les chapitres qui contiennent des légendes bibliques: Dieu crie à Adam et ne se montre pas. Noë, seul sauvé du déluge, ne voit pas Dieu. Abraham, appelé l'Ami de Dieu, ne reçoit que ses anges. Moïse demande à voir

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