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Michel Chodkiewicz 1929–2020
We have recently learned, with great sadness, of the passing of Michel Chodkiewicz on 31 March 2020.
His contribution to knowledge of Ibn ‘Arabi in our time has been immense. He was a great friend of the Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi Society, and an Honorary Fellow of longstanding.
Michel Chodkiewicz at Editions du Seuil 1987. Source: Wikimedia Commons
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Michel Chodkiewicz (1929–2020) was a French author and a scholar of Sufism, especially of Akbarian teaching. He was Director General then President and CEO of Editions du Seuil from 1977 to 1989 and director of studies at the École des Haute Études en Sciences Sociales, where he conducted seminars on Ibn 'Arabi.
Among his major books in translation are The Seal of the Saints: Prophethood and Sainthood in the Doctrine of Ibn Arabi (1986), Ibn Arabi: The Meccan Revelations (translation of selected chapters, 1988) and An Ocean Without Shore: Ibn Arabi, the Book, and the Law (1992).