Mark Swanson


 Mark Swanson

E-mailmswanson@lstc.edu
AddressLutheran School of Theology at Chicago
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Harold S. Vogelaar Professor of Christian-Muslim Studies and Interfaith Relations, Associate Director of Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Harold S. Vogelaar Professor of Christian-Muslim Studies and Interfaith Relations, Associate Director of Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

B.S., California Institute of Technology,
M.Div., Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg,
M.A.R.S., Hartford Seminary,
Doctorate, Pontifica Instituto di Studi Arabi e d’Islamistica,

An ordained pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Mark Swanson came tot the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago from Luther Seminary where he taught Islamic studies, Christian-Muslim relations, Arabic language and early church history. Before that he served for 14 years on the faculty of the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, Egypt. His research interests include the history of Christian-Muslim relations, medieval Egyptian church history, and early Arabic Christian literature.

Among Mark’s current assignments:

Member of the (four-member) Editorial Board of the monograph series, “The History of Christian-Muslim Relations” (Brill).

Member of a team producing a three-volume set, The Popes of Egypt (Cairo and New York: American University in Cairo Press). I am presently at work on Volume Two, The Coptic Papacy in Islamic Egypt.

Christian Arabic “Language Leader” for the multi-volume project, Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History (Leiden: Brill, first volume to appear before the end of 2008).

Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Coptica (Los Angeles).



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