History of Muslim-Christian Dialogue 2020 now completed  













This intensive course introduces students to the long history of Christians and Muslims writing about each other and discussing with each other, using both focused study of primary sources and broader readings and lectures on different historical periods.   


The class has 40-45 taught hours, of which up to 20 hours are small group discussions which can be conducted face-to-face in selected locations. Students are expected to give an average of at least 2 additional hours per day to further private study and preparation. 


The course is suitable for graduate students with an academic interest in Muslim-Christian relations, and for final year undergraduate students majoring in history, or in the study of Islam or of Christianity.


Teachers for June-July 2020:  

Dr Ida Glaser (Director, CMCS Houston), 

Dr Charles Ramsey​, (Baylor University History Faculty) 

Dr Martin Whittingham (Director, CMCS Oxford)

Tutors:    Dr Rana Abu-Mounes (CMCS Oxford),

Dr Sylvester Dachomo (Theological College of Northern Nigeria) 

Additional specialist lecturers: Dr David Coffey (CMCS Houston), Dr David Cook (Rice University, Houston), Dr Abdul-Massih Saadi (Baylor University) and Dr Ghulam Zarquani (Hijaz Muslim College, Houston)

This is a rich course with amazing content, rich resources and great teachers.

Tahmina Maryam, Bangladesh

Religious studies should be dialogues not monologues.  You need to enrol with others in discussions and dialogue, and the  CMCS course provides this.  It includes a very special combination of people from
different religious backgrounds and cultures, who enrich the discussion and help gaining knowledge and opening eyes to new perspectives. Moreover, the follow-up from the lecturers gives you the chance to develop your skills personally.

Motaz Al-Thaher, Jordanian, International Islamic University of Malaysia

Illuminated Xavier page with bismillah.j

Dialogue is not only verbal.

These are images from our unit on the Jesuit visits to the Mughal emperors in the 16th century


Ideas and questions are discussed in small groups 

Students give class presentations
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You will find this one of the best courses for building respect and seeking truth in today’s world.

Naseer John, Pakistan

The Muslim-Christian Dialogue discourse which I studied during the online course will help us craft a new course for our seminarians on Muslim-Christian Dialogue, to promote tolerance among the would be ministers.   

Simbarashe Munamati, Murray Theological College, Zimbabwe

Don’t do it unless you enjoy the subject being offered and can be sincerely and fully engaged and devoted.  . . . .   I’m a self-proclaimed nerd and loved every second of discussion, lecture, presentation, and reading.

Usmon Shaikh, University of Houston

The course is very practical and relevant for the contemporary situation. It opens a window where students can express their opinions - not polemically but in a peaceful environment. Students may have different opinions, but respect towards each other is carefully maintained.

Sujit Sarker, ICL, Bangladesh

I think, this course will serve as a mile stone for those students who are interested in the history of Muslim-Christian Dialogue.

Urfa John, Forman Christian College, Pakistan