Martin Accad

 Martin Accad
AddressFuller Theological Seminary
135 N. Oakland Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91182

Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary

B.Th., Near East School of Theology,
M.Phil., University of Oxford,
D.Phil., University of Oxford,

Martin Accad is associate professor of Islamic studies. He joined the Fuller faculty in 2007 on a half-time basis, also directing the Institute of Middle East Studies at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Lebanon. His courses at Fuller include Introduction to Islam, Issues in Christian-Muslim Dialogue, Current Trends in Islam, and The Gospels in Christian-Muslim Dialogue.

Fluent in English, French, and Arabic, Accad has taught at seminaries in Egypt, Lebanon, and the United States. He has also given lectures at multiple international symposia, often on topics pertaining to the history of interactions between Muslim and Christian thinkers. Accad has contributed chapters to various books, including “Rethinking Mission for the Middle East” in Christian Presence and Witness Among Muslims (ed. by Peter Penner, 2005) and “The Interpretation of John 20.17 in Muslim-Christian Dialogue (8th-14th cent.): The Ultimate Proof-Text” in Christians at the Heart of Islamic Rule (ed. by David Thomas, 2003), as well as authoring journal and dictionary articles, such as the “Trinity” article in the IVP Dictionary of Mission Theology: Evangelical Foundations (2007). He is currently writing a book, through the Langham Writer’s Grant, on moving beyond conflict in Christian-Muslim dialogue.
Courses Taught:

MR550- Introduction to Islam
MR556- Current Trends in Islam
MR569- Biblical Hermeneutics in the Muslim Context
MR566- Arabic Reading
MI530- Cross-Cultural Work in Context (Lebanon Practicum)
MR548- Levantine Arabic (Lebanon Practicum)
MR591- Middle East Conference Course (Lebanon Practicum)
Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching:

Islam, Middle Eastern Christianity (especially Greek, Syriac, and Arabic), Christian-Muslim relations, contextualized hermeneutics

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