Original research and writing are an essential basis for teaching and for learning what is true.
Each member of the academic team at CMCS Houston is expected to be researching and writing. We will also be developing focused research projects.
Dr Steve Gertz completed his PhD in Theological and Religious Studies at Georgetown University, focusing on how Muslim sectarian allegiances impact and shape Muslim relations with Christians. For his dissertation, Steve surveyed Fatimid Shi'ite Isma‘ili fiqh (jurisprudence) on dhimmis (Jews and Christians), as well as studied how the caliphs' application of that law impacted Christians living under Fatimid rule in Palestine and Egypt during the eleventh century.
Photographs of David Coffey and Ida Glaser are by John Cairns Photography
Banner picture is from the launch of the book 'Reading the Bible in Islamic Context' at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, 2018