Program Director of Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry and Associate Professor of Global Studies & World Religions
J. Scott Bridger 214.818.1323
2013 Ph.D., Southeastern Seminary
2011 M.A., University of Haifa, Israel
2007 Th.M., Trinity International University
2000 M.A., Southeastern Seminary
2000 M.A., College at Southeastern
1995 B.A., University of Tennessee (magna cum laude)
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
Birzeit University, Birzeit, West Bank.
University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.
Fajr Center for Arabic Language, Cairo, Egypt.
Supervised doctoral seminar entitled, “Islamic Theology and Christian Doctrine,” under the tutelage of Dr. Gabriel Said Reynolds, University of Notre Dame.
2015-present Associate Professor of Global Studies & World Religions, Criswell College, Dallas, Texas
2014-2015 Bill and Connie Jenkins Assistant Professor of World Religions & Islamic Studies; Director of the Jenkins Center for the Christian Understanding of Islam, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
2011–2014 Assistant Professor of World Christianity and Islamic Studies, Criswell College, Dallas, Texas
2007–2011 Lecturer in Intercultural Studies, Nazareth Evangelical College, Nazareth, Israel
2005–2006 Graduate Assistant for Dr. John Feinberg, Trinity International University, Deerfield, Illinois
“Early Christian Exegesis of the Qur’an” in Christian Commentary on the Qur’an (ed. Gordon Nickel, forthcoming 2018 by Zondervan)
A Review of Medieval Exegesis and Religious Difference: Commentary, Conflict, and Community in the Premodern Mediterranean (ed. Ryan Szpiech, Fordham, 2015) in Journal of Qur’anic Studies 2017 (p. 132–39).
“An Inside Look at Insider Ecclesiology: The Jamā‘at al-Mu’manīn or ‘Assembly of the Believers’ in the Thought of Mazhar al-Mallouhi” SBJT (forthcoming Fall 2016).
“Mission to Muslims.” In Theology and Practice of Mission: God, the Church, and the Nations, ed. Bruce Riley Ashford, 222–37. Nashville, Tenn.: B&H Academic, 2011. Published under the pseudonym, “Theodore A. Curry.”
“Take Up and Read: Kenneth Cragg’s Call for Muslims to Engage the Biblical Christ.” St. Francis Magazine 5:3 (2009): 37–62.
“Raymond Lull: Medieval Theologian, Philosopher, and Missionary to Muslims.” St. Francis Magazine 5:1 (2009): 1–25.
Education Honors & Awards
2014 Outstanding Academic Achievement Award (Southeastern Seminary)
Phi Beta Kappa (University of Tennessee)
Gamma Beta Phi (University of Tennessee)
Psi Chi (University of Tennessee)
W. K. McClure Scholarship for World Research (University of Tennessee)