Iranian-French Scholar Amir-Mo’ezzi awarded by French Academy
Publish Date : Tuesday 25 June 2019 - 17:53
IBNA- The Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres in France granted the Pierre-Antoine Bernheim Award to Islamologist Mohammad Ali Amir-Mo’ezzi (PhD) Iranian-French for his book ‘The proof of God’ (La preuve de Dieu).
According to IBNA correspondent, the book with the complete title ‘Proof of God: Shi’ite Mysticism through Kulayni’s Work’ (in French: La preuve de Dieu: La mystique shi'ite à travers l'oeuvre de Kulaynî) has been released by Cerf
Publishing in France.
The book is centered on one of the noted Shia hadith collectors Abu Ja'far Mohammad ibn Ya'qub ibn Ishaq al-Kulayni
and his seminal work ‘Kitab al-Kafi’ (The Sufficient Book).
Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi
(1956) is an Islamologist at the École Pratique des Hautes Études. He is one of the leading academics within the study of early Twelver Shi’ism.
The Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres
is a French learned society devoted to the humanities, founded in February 1663 as one of the five academies of the Institut de France.
The academy is primarily concerned with the study of the monuments, the documents, the languages, and the cultures of the civilizations of antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the classical period, as well as those of non-European civilizations.