Ayman S. Ibrahim (PhD 2014, Fuller Seminary; PhD 2018, Haifa University) is Bill and Connie Jenkins Professor of Islamic Studies and director of the Jenkins Center for the Christian Understanding of Islam at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He authored Conversion to Islam (Oxford University Press, 2021); Basics of Arabic (Zondervan 2021); A Concise Guide to the Quran (Baker Academic, 2020); The Stated Motivations for the Early Islamic Expansion(Peter Lang, 2018).
Mark Beaumont is a research associate at London School of Theology who has published widely on Christian-Muslim relations both in the early era of Muslim rule and in recent times. His Open University PhD was published in 2005 as Christology in Dialogue with Muslims: A Critical Analysis of Christian Presentations of Christ for Muslims from the Ninth and Twentieth Centuries. In 2018 he edited Arab Christians and the Qurʾan from the Origins of Islam to the Medieval Period. In 2021 he published The Theology of ʿAmmār al-Baṣrī: Commending Christianity within Islamic Culture, which is a companion study to the translation of ʿAmmār al-Baṣrī's two works.
David Bertaina (PhD 2007, The Catholic University of America) is Professor of History at the University of Illinois Springfield. He publishes on the history of Christian-Muslim encounters and the relationship of the Bible and Qur’ān, including Būluṣ ibn Rajā’: The Fatimid Egyptian Convert Who Shaped Christian Views of Islam (Brill, 2022).
Clint Hackenburg (PhD 2015, Ohio State University) is an independent scholar of medieval Arabic literature, Islamic studies, Christian-Muslim relations, and Arabic-to-English translation. He co-translated In Search of the True Religion (Gorgias, 2022) and is currently preparing a new edition and translation of Anselm Turmeda’s Tuḥfat al-adīb fī al-radd ᶜalā ahl al-ṣalīb.
Sandra Toenies Keating
Sandra Toenies Keating (PhD 2001, Catholic University of America) is professor of theology, Providence College, RI. She teaches and publishes in the area of comparative religion with an emphasis on Catholic-Muslim Relations, particularly theological exchange in the early medieval period. She is the author of Defending the “People of Truth” in the Early Islamic Period (Brill, 2006).
Michaekl F. Kuhn’s research interests include the Trinity and Christology in Muslim-Christian relations. His work focuses on the Arab-speaking Christians who engaged with Islam within the boundaries of the Muslim community. He teaches as an adjunct faculty member at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (Beirut, Lebanon), Evangelical Theological Seminary (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), Fuller Theological Seminary and Wesley Biblical Seminary. He works with the International Theological Education Network.
John C. Lamoreaux is Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Dedman College of Humanities & Sciences at Southern Methodist University. His research focuses on early Islam, Islamic law, Christian minorities living under Islam, and Arabic and Syriac Christian texts. He is the author of Theodore Abū Qurrah (Brigham Young University Press, 2005).
Mourad Takawi (PhD 2019, Notre Dame University) is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. His research and publications focus on the Qur’ān and its reception in the formative and classical Islamic period(s), Arabic Christian literature, and Christian-Muslim encounters. His current book project is titled, The Qur’ān as a Classic (De Gruyter).
Jack Tannous is an Associate Professor of History and Hellenic Studies at Princeton University.
Alexander Treiger (PhD 2008, Yale University) is Professor of Religious Studies at Dalhousie University. He is editor of the series “Arabic Christianity: Texts and Studies” (Brill) and coeditor of The Orthodox Church in the Arab World (2014), Heirs of the Apostles: Studies on Arabic Christianity in Honor of Sidney H. Griffith (2019), and Patristic Literature in Arabic Translations (2020).
Born and raised in Egypt, Mina Yousef is currently pursuing his PhD in Islamic Studies at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He holds a Master of Arts in Muslim Studies (Columbia International University). He taught at Alexandria School of Theology in Egypt and currently works as the Director of Middle Eastern Projects at Thirdmill Ministries in Florida.