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Dr. Martin Nguyen

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
mnguyen@fairfield.edu
o: Donnarumma Hall Rm 343
p: x2420

 

Current Research Interests

Modern Muslim Theology; Classical Islamic Theology (Kalām and ʿAqīda);  Scriptural Commentaries of the Qur'an (Tafsīr); Islamic Mysticism and the Development of the Sufi Tradition; Hermeneutics; Islam in America

Present Projects: 

-A Constructive Muslim Theological Project 

-The Qur'an Commentary of the Ash'arī theologian Ibn Fūrak (d. 406/1015)

-The Exegetes of Nishapur

-Translation of al-Qushayrī's Kitāb al-Mi'rāj ("Book of the Heavenly Ascension")

Courses Taught

  1. AS 404: Capstone Project
  2. HR 201: Non-Western Culture
  3. RS 10: Intro to Religious Studies
  4. RS 101: ER:CommonQuestionsTradResponse
  5. RS 105: Introduction to Islam
  6. RS 270: Introduction of Islam
  7. RS 275: Islam in America
  8. RS 276: Islamic Theology
  9. RS 277: Sufism & Islamic Spirituality
  10. RS 377: Sufism & Islamic Spirituality