On the Fear of God: A Christian Reading the Qur’an

Dr Gabriel Said Reynolds
Professor of Islamic Studies and Theology, University of Notre Dame

Dr. Gabriel Said Reynolds is Professor of Islamic Studies and Theology at Notre Dame. His research is focused above all on the Qur’an and Muslim-Christian relations. He wrote a dissertation on the remarkable Islamic history of Christianity of ʿAbd al-Jabbar (d. 1025); the dissertation won the Field Prize at Yale and was published (Brill 2004) as A Muslim Theologian in the Sectarian Milieu.

Reynolds’ principal work on the Qurʾan is The Qur’an and Its Biblical Subtext (Routledge 2010). He has also published The Emergence of Islam (Fortress, 2012), a work written especially for courses which cover the Qurʾan, the life of the Prophet Muhammad, or the classical period of Islam.

At Notre Dame Prof. Reynolds teaches classes including “Foundations of Theology,” “Islam and Christian Theology,” “The Quran and Its Relation to the Bible,” “The Holy Land,” and “Islamic Origins.” He has also been a visiting professor at Université de Saint Joseph in Lebanon and Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium. Prof. Reynolds has conducted research and delivered lectures in cities throughout the Middle East, including Cairo, Jerusalem, Beirut, Damascus, Ankara, and Tehran.