Islamic Studies

Changes in the world today require new kinds of intercultural connection. At Fuller, we see a need for Christians with both solid biblical grounding and a sophisticated knowledge of Islam, who are committed to engaging with Muslims in ways that contribute to the spiritual and social transformation of the most challenging realities of our day. If you feel called in this way, we invite you to join us at Fuller. Our faculty, experienced in research and study of the Islamic faith, will help you understand and think critically about Islam and mission.

How will you participate in the global conversation about Islam?

Featured Faculty

Emphasis Faculty

Martin Accad*
John Azumah*
Nabil Jabbour*
Evelyne Reisacher
Charles Tieszen*

*affiliate or adjunct faculty

Curriculum Requirements

To earn an emphasis in Islamic Studies**, students must fulfill the emphasis requirements (20 units) listed below:

Required Courses (8 units):

MR550 Introduction to Islam

MR574 Muslim Peoples: A Sociological Approach


Choose Three (12 units):

MR552 History of the Muslim-Christian Encounter
MR554 Developing Communities in Muslim Contexts
MR555 Popular Islamic Piety
MR556 Current Trends in Islam
MR557 Muslim Women and Family
MR569 Biblical Hermeneutics in a Muslim Context

Scheduled Courses

Required Courses (8 units):

MR550, MR574

The following scheduled courses fulfill this emphasis requirement.

Course Number Course Title Faculty Term Location
MR574 Muslim Peoples/Sociology Reisacher, Evelyne A. Winter 2014 Fuller Online

Choose three (12 units):

MR552, MR554, MR555, MR556, MR557, MR569

The following scheduled courses fulfill this emphasis requirement.

Course Number Course Title Faculty Term Location
MR552 Muslim-Christian Encounter Azumah, John Winter 2014 Pasadena
MR555 Popular Islamic Piety Travis, John J. Spring 2014 Pasadena

Emphasis courses are scheduled on a rotation and may not be available every quarter. For descriptions of courses that fulfill this emphasis, please visit the Academic Catalog.

**New emphasis structure is effective beginning Fall 2014. For information on your current emphasis track, contact your academic advisor.