J. Scott Bridger

Professor of Global Studies & World Religions and Director of Global Learning and Service
Dr. Scott Bridger, Professor of Global Studies and World Religions and Program Director of B.A. in Christian Ministry
J. Scott Bridger 214.818.1323
  • 2013 Ph.D. (Applied Theology), Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • 2011 M.A. (Arabic Language and Literature), University of Haifa, Israel
  • 2007 Th.M. (Systematic Theology), Trinity International University
  • 2000 M.A. (Christian Education), Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • 2000 M.A. (Intercultural Studies), The College at Southeastern
  • 1995 B.A. (Psychology), University of Tennessee (magna cum laude)
  • Editorial Consultant, Lexicographer, The Rowman & Littlefield Handbook of Christianity in the Middle East. Edited by Mitri Raheb et al. Rowman & Littlefield. London: 2021.
  • “Early Christian Exegesis of the Qur’ān,” in The Qur’ān with Christian Commentary. Edited by Gordon Nickel, Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2020.
  • 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,” The Southern Baptist Theological Journal. Summer 2016, 75–94.
  • “Is ‘Allah’ God?” The Gospel Coalition, May 12, 2016. Available at: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/ article/is-allah-god.
  • Christian Exegesis of the Qur’ān. Cambridge: James Clarke, 2015.
  • “Missiological Method,” with Bruce Ashford, in Missiology: An Introduction. Edited by John Mark Terry. Nashville: B&H, 2015.
  • “Islam and Religious Liberty,” Southern Seminary Magazine, Winter 2015, 40-­41.
  • A Review of Conflict, Conquest, and Conversion: Two Thousand Years of Christian Missions in the Middle East by Eleanor H. Tejirian and Reeva Spector Simon, The Gospel Coalition, January 31, 2014. Available at: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/reviews/conflict-conquest-conversion/.
  • “What is Shariah Law?,” Oklahoma Baptist Messenger, November 4, 2013. Available at: http://www.baptistmessenger.com/the-worldview-of-islam-muslim-beliefs-practices/#shariah.
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