the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

J. Scott Bridger

Bill and Connie Jenkins Assistant Professor of World Religions and Islamic Studies (2014); Director, Jenkins Center for the Christian Understanding of Islam

Prior to joining the faculty of Southern Seminary, Dr. Bridger taught for three years at Criswell College. Before serving at Criswell, he spent twelve years studying, living, and working in various countries of the Middle East. Dr. Bridger is a member of the American Society of Missiology, the Evangelical Missiological Society, the Evangelical Theological Society, the American Academy of Religion, and the International Qur’anic Studies Association. He and his wife, Miriam, have five children, three of whom were born in Haifa, Israel.

J. Scott Bridger

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B.A. (magna cum laude), The University of Tennessee; M.A.I.S., The College at Southeastern; Th.M., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; M.A., University of Haifa, Israel; M.A.C.E., Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Additional Studies: Fajr Center for Arabic Language, Egypt; University of Jordan; Birzeit University; Hebrew University of Jerusalem
That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.