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.
2015-present Associate Professor of Global Studies & World Religions, Criswell College, Dallas, Texas
2014-2015 Bill and Connie Jenkins Assistant Professor of World Religions, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
2011–2014 Assistant Professor, 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
Editorial consultant for the two volume work, Christianity in the Middle East: Historical Sketches and Contemporary Practices. Edited by Mark Lamport et al, Rowman & Littlefield; forthcoming in 2020.
“Early Christian Exegesis of the Qur’ān,” in The Qur’ān with Christian Commentary. Edited by Gordon Nickel, Zondervan; forthcoming in 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.
Christian Exegesis of the Qur’ān: A Critical Analysis of the Apologetic Use of the Qur’ān in Select Medieval and Contemporary Arabic Texts. American Society of Missiology Monograph Series vol. 23. Eugene, Oreg.: Pickwick, 2015.
Criswell College admits students who are Christians of good character, without regard or reference to race, national or ethnic origin, color, age, disability, or sex (except where regard to sex is required by the College’s religious tenets regarding gender and sexuality) to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of these classifications in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.