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Alchemy, an attempt at universal knowledge (in french)

 

The mystique of Islam (in french)

 

The Virtues of Fasting in Sunni Spirituality (in french)

 

Authority, power and obedience to the origins of Islam (in french)

 

The role of the jinn in the salvation of humans (in french)

 

What is man’s place in the Koran? (in french)

 

Member of LEM’s Cluster 1: "Sacred books: canons and heterodoxies", and professor at the EPHE within the LEM (UMR 8584), Pierre Lory specializes in Islamic studies and mysticism. He holds the chair on Islamic Mysticism at the EPHE. He directed the Scientific Department of Medieval and Modern Arabic Studies at the Institut Français du Proche-Orient(Damascus) from 2007 to 2011.

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Fields of research

- Islamic mysticism.
- Islamic esoterism.
- Quranic Exegesis.

Topics of research

- Mystical and esoteric currents in Islam.
- Men’s approach to the relations they share with the animal kingdom, angels, sin and transgression.
- The figure of the Prophet Muhammad, seen as a perfect man, and whose example has to be rigorously imitated by the believers.

Projects

Islamic mysticism and its ambivalent relation to the norms and doctrines of the established religion.

Research seminars

ISLAMIC MYSTICISM
The evolution of the theme of divine love in ancient Sunni mysticism (2nd - 5th centuries AH).
Guest Director of Studies: Guillaume DYE, Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) : The piety of the first Muslims.
Maison des sciences de l’homme/EPHE, 54 boulevard Raspail 75006 Paris, room 3, Wednesdays from 3pm to 5pm.
Resumption date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Selected books

Alchimie et mystique en terre d’Islam, Lagrasse, Verdier, 1989, reprint éditions Gallimard, folio/essais, 2003.
spanish Traduction by Gracia Lopez Anguita, Alquimia y mística en el Islam, Madrid, Mandala Ediciones, 2005 ; in persan by Zeinab Pudineh Aqai and Reza Kuhkan, Kîmyâ-o ‘erfân dar sarzamîn-e Eslâm, Enteshârât-e Tahûrî, 2009.

La dignité de l’homme face aux anges, aux animaux et aux djinns, Paris, Albin Michel, 2018.

Le rêve et ses interprétations en Islam, Paris, Albin Michel, collection Science des religions, 2003.
Arabic translation Ta‘bîr al-ru’yâ fî al-Islâm, par Dalyâ al-Tûkhî, Le Caire, al-Hay’a al-Misryya al-‘Âmma li-al-Kitâb, 2007.

La science des lettres en islam, Paris, Dervy, Esprit de Lettre, 2004.
Arabic translation by Dâliâ al-Tûkhî, ‘Ilm al-hurûf fî al-Islâm, Al-hay’a al-misriyya al-‘âmma li-al-kitâb, 2006.

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Alchemy, an attempt at universal knowledge (in french)

 

The mystique of Islam (in french)

 

The Virtues of Fasting in Sunni Spirituality (in french)

 

Authority, power and obedience to the origins of Islam (in french)

 

The role of the jinn in the salvation of humans (in french)

 

What is man’s place in the Koran? (in french)

 

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LEM’s Program

Transgressing norms