David G. Cashin

Dr. David G. Cashin

Address7435 Monticello Road
Columbia, SC 29203

Intercultural StudiesMuslim Studies, Columbia Biblical Seminary & School of Missions, Columbia International University

Ph.D, Stockholm University, 1979

Dr. Cashin is professor of intercultural studies at Columbia Biblical Theological Seminary and School of Missions. Dr. Cashin obtained his bachelor of arts degree in history from Gordon College and his master of arts and doctor of philosophy in indology from Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden. While in Sweden, Dr. Cashin served as pastor of two churches. He wrote and taught courses and seminars in Islamic history, theology and Muslim-Christian relations. For nine years Dr. Cashin served in Bangladesh as missionary, church planter, educator and development worker with SIM International. He is fluent in Bengali and Swedish and has extensive knowledge of seven other languages. In the United States Dr. Cashin served as press secretary to the U.S. Center for World Mission and as director of research at the Samuel Zwemer Institute of Islamic Studies. Prior to joining the faculty of Columbia Biblical Theological Seminary and School of Missions, Dr. Cashin was principal of Valley Christian School in Northampton, Massachusetts. Dr. Cashin is the author of The Ocean of Love: Ali Rajâ’s gam and Jnân Sâgara, The Ocean of Love: Middle Bengali Sufi Literature and the Fakirs of Bengal, The Secret of the Blessing of Abraham, and Study Guide for the Blessing of Abraham. He also has published numerous articles on Islam and other subjects. Dr. Cashin and his wife, Margareta, reside in Columbia with their three children, Thomas, Peter and Michael.

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