Evelyne A. Reisacher

Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and Intercultural RelationsSchool of Intercultural Studies

Contact Information
BA, MA, Université René Descartes, Strasbourg, France
Certificate of Theological Studies, Institut Biblique de Nogent sur Marne, France
MA, PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary

Evelyne Reisacher, associate professor of Islamic studies and intercultural relations, has taught at Fuller since 2001. Her current research involves exploring gender issues in Islam, Muslim-Christian relations, world religions and affect regulation across cultures.

Before coming to Fuller, Reisacher worked at an organization called L’Ami for 20 years in France, facilitating the relationship between churches and North African immigrants and developing courses, teaching tools, and seminars for sharing the gospel cross-culturally. She trained Christian leaders and church members in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and South East Asia.

Reisacher has published several articles on gender issues in Islam and Muslim-Christian relations. She is the general editor of Toward Respectful Understanding and Witness among Muslims: Festschrift in Honor of J. Dudley Woodberry (2012), and the associate editor of From the Straight Path to the Narrow Way: Journeys of Faith (2006). Additionally, Reisacher has published chapters in the books Peace-Building By, Between, and Beyond Muslims and Evangelical Christians (2009) and A Worldview Approach to Ministry among Muslim Women (2007) and articles in Christian Reflection: A Series in Faith and Ethics (2005) and Fuller’s Theology, News and Notes (2009).

She also assisted in securing the Conflict Transformation: Creating Collaboration and Reducing Conflict in Muslim-Christian Relations grant for Fuller. Reisacher is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the International Association for Mission Studies, the American Society of Missiology, and the Association of Professors of Mission.

Courses Taught

  • MB529: Intercultural Attachment: Building Relations across Cultures
  • MB507: Resolving Cultural and Religious Conflict
  • MB769: Introduction to Research Design
  • MD552: Intercultural Adoption
  • MI770: DMiss General Missiology
  • MR550: Introduction to Islam
  • MR552: History of Christian/Muslim Encounter
  • MR547: World Religions, Arts, and Symbols
  • MR552: Lessons from the Muslim-Christian Encounter
  • MR557: Women and Family in Islam
  • MR574: Muslim Peoples: Sociological and Anthropological Perspectives

Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching

Islamic studies, intercultural relations, attachment theory, world religions, gender studies, affect regulation, conflict resolution

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