Dr. Duane Alexander Miller
Researcher and Lecturer in Muslim-Christian relations,
The Christian Institute of Islamic Studies,
San Antonio, Texas, USA.
BA in Philosophy (honors) from University of Texas at San Antonio,
MA in Theology from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio (honors),
Diploma in Arabic from the Kelsey Language Institute in Jordan.
PhD in Divinity (focus on World Christianity), University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Doctoral research on the contextual theologies proposed by Christian converts from Islam –
what do they claim to know about God, and what attracted them to the Christian faith?
Thesis published as: “Living among the Breakage: Contextual Theology-making and ex-Muslim Christians” (Pickwick, 2016).
After studying Arabic, the Millers moved to Nazareth of Galilee,
a Muslim-majority, Arab city in Israel.
Dr Miller became the founding academic dean of
Nazareth Evangelical Theological Seminary (NETS).
He also served as lecturer in church history and theology for the seminary.
(In 2015 NETS and a local bible college merged to form Nazareth Evangelical College.)
Dr. Miller has taught at the University of Texas at San Antonio,
the University of Edinburgh,
and from January, 2014 through May, 2016
at St Mary’s University.
Dr. Miller published several articles and chapters on the topics of Christian converts from Islam,
the history of Protestant missions in Ottoman Palestine,
and contemporary evangelicalism in the Middle East.
He is author of “Two Stories of Everything: The Competing Metanarratives of Islam and Christianity” (Whitchurch Publishing, 2016),
which seeks to understand the two faiths not as alternative religions,
but as accounts of the entirety of history, from Creation to the final judgment.
Dr. Miller travels widely to provide training and carry out research.
He and his wife, Sharon, married in 2003, have three children.