Prof Gerhard Böwering
A Distinguished Researcher of Islamic Studies for the 24rd World Award for the Book of the Year of the I.R.I
Professor of Islamic Studies at Yale University since 1984, received his Ph.D. in Islamic Studies at McGill University in 1975 and was Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (1975- 1984). He is member of APS and AOS and recipient of Guggenheim and Mellon fellowships, and was visiting professor at Princeton and Innsbruck universities. He is the author of The Mystical Vision of Existence in Classical Islam (1980), and Sulami&rsquos Minor Qur&rsquoān Commentary (1995 and 1997). He is co-editor of The Comfort of the Mystics Salwat al-‛ārifīn, (2013) and A Qur&rsquoān Commentary by Ibn Barrajān (Īḍāḥ al-ḥikma, 2016). He is editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought (Princeton 2012).