Notes on Contributors

in Heirs of the Apostles
Notes on Contributors

David Bertaina PhD (2007, Catholic University of America), is Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Springfield. His teaching expertise is on Late Antiquity and the Medieval Middle East and his research focuses on the history of Christian-Muslim encounters.

Elie Dannaoui PhD (2011, Pontifical Oriental Institute—Rome), is Director of the Digital Humanities Centre at the University of Balamand. He has published many articles on Arabic Christian Literature, including PAVONe, the online Platform of the Arabic Versions of the New Testament.

Stephen J. Davis PhD (1998, Yale University), is Professor of Religious Studies and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale University, Executive Director of the Yale Monastic Archaeology Project, and Editor of the series “Christian Arabic Texts in Translation” (Fordham University Press).

Nathan P. Gibson PhD (2015, Catholic University of America), is Senior Research Associate with the Biblia Arabica project at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and an editor with the project. His publications relate to medieval Christian-Muslim interaction and digital humanities.

Cornelia B. Horn PhD (2001, Catholic University of America), Dr. habil., is Heisenberg Professor of Languages and Cultures of the Christian Orient at the Oriental Institute, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg. She is the author of several books, including Asceticism and Christological Controversy in Fifth-Century Palestine: The Career of Peter the Iberian (Oxford University Press, 2006).

Sandra Toenies Keating PhD (2001, Catholic University of America), is Associate Professor at Providence College. She is the author of Defending the “People of Truth” in the Early Islamic Period: The Christian Apologies of Abū Rāʾiṭah (Brill, 2006).

Juan Pedro Monferrer-Sala PhD (1996, University of Granada), is Full Professor of Arabic Language and Literature at the University of Córdoba. He has published monographs, translations and many articles on Christian Arabic Studies, including editorial tasks in Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History (600–1500), 5 vols. (Brill, 2009–2013).

Johannes Pahlitzsch PhD (1998, Freie Universität Berlin), is Professor of Byzantine Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz. He has published monographs and many articles on the relations between Byzantium and the Islamic World and on the history of the Melkite Church, including Der Arabische Procheiros Nomos: Untersuchung und Edition der arabischen Übersetzung eines byzantinischen Rechtstextes (Frankfurt am Main, 2014).

Andrew Platt PhD (2017, Catholic University of America), is the director of the Yantai International Education Center in Shandong, China. He works primarily on the History of the Church of the East in China and Central Asia.

Thomas W. Ricks holds a BA from Duke University (1993) and a PhD from The Catholic University of America (2012). He is the author of Early Arabic Contributions to Trinitarian Theology (Fortress, 2013).

Barbara Roggema PhD (2007, University of Groningen), is a specialist in the history of Jewish-Christian-Muslim interaction in the medieval Middle East. She is research fellow in the ERC-project “Jews and Christians in the East: Strategies of Interaction between the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean” (Ruhr-Universität Bochum).

Harald Suermann Prof. Dr. (1956, University of Bonn), is Professor of Oriental Christian Studies in the Islamic department. He has published monographs and many articles on early oriental Christian texts concerning Islam, on Maronite history, and on the history of Oriental Christians after the fall of the Ottoman Empire.

Mark N. Swanson Doctor in Arabic and Islamic Studies (1992, PISAI, Rome), is professor of Christian-Muslim Studies and Interfaith Relations at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. His publications include The Coptic Papacy in Islamic Egypt (AUC Press, 2010).

Shawqi Talia PhD (1987, Catholic University of America), is Lecturer in Semitic Languages at that university, and University Teaching Fellow, University of Münster, Germany. He has published articles and translations on Neo-Aramaic literature and has contributed entries to The Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity and The New Catholic Encyclopedia.

Jack Tannous PhD (2010, Princeton University), is an Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University, where he teaches Late Antique history. He is the author of The Making of the Medieval Middle East (Princeton University Press, 2019).

David Thomas PhD (1983, Lancaster University), is Professor of Christianity and Islam at the University of Birmingham. He is director of the research project Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History, of which 11 volumes have been published by the end of 2017.

Jennifer Tobkin PhD (2011, Catholic University of America), is a Teaching Instructor of Arabic at The George Washington University. She has translated the poetry of Muḥammad ibn Dāwūd al-Iṣfahānī into English.

Alexander Treiger PhD (2008, Yale University), is Associate Professor at Dalhousie University, specializing in Middle Eastern Christianity and Islamic Studies. He is editor of the series “Arabic Christianity: Texts and Studies” (Brill) and co-editor of The Orthodox Church in the Arab World (700–1700): An Anthology of Sources (Northern Illinois University Press, 2014).

Ronny Vollandt PhD (2011, University of Cambridge), is a Professor of Judaic Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich. His research focuses on the Arabic versions of the Bible and biblical exegesis in the Arabic language, more broadly, medieval Christian Arabic and Judaeo-Arabic literature.

Clare Wilde PhD (2011, Catholic University of America), is Assistant Professor of Early Islam in the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. She works at the intersection of Late Antiquity and early Islam, including Christian Arabic texts. Recent publications include “Christians and Christianity in Islamic Exegesis” in Oxford Bibliographies in Islamic Studies.

Jason R. Zaborowski PhD (2003, Catholic University of America), is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Bradley University. He has published translations, articles, and a book on Egyptian Christianity: The Coptic Martyrdom of John of Phanijōit (Brill, 2005).

Heirs of the Apostles

Studies on Arabic Christianity in Honor of Sidney H. Griffith


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