Martin Accad

Associate Professor of Islamic Studies


Bachelor’s degree in Theology from the Near East School of Theology in Beirut, Lebanon
MPhil in Eastern Christian Studies from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford, United Kingdom. Research subject: The interpretation of the Gospels by Muslims of the 8th to the 14th centuries

Areas of research, writing, and teaching

Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations


Book Chapters and Journal Articles

“Towards a Theology of Islam: A Response to Harley Talman’s ‘Is Muhammad Also Among the Prophets?’” International Journal of Frontier Missiology, Vol. 31, Issue 4, Winter 2014, pp. 27-29 (

“Just Peacemaking in Light of Global Challenges from Muslims”, in Rodney L. Petersen, Glen H. Stassen and Timothy A. Norton, Formation for Life: Just Peacemaking and 21st Century Discipleship (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2013).

“Christian Attitudes toward Islam and Muslims: A Kerygmatic Approach”, in Evelyne Reisacher (ed.), Toward Respectful Understanding and Witness among Muslims: Essays in Honor of J. Dudley Woodberry (William Carey Library, Pasadena: 2012).

“Middle Eastern Theology from an Evangelical Perspective”, in Jeffrey P. Greenman & Gene Green (eds.), Global Theology in Evangelical Perspective: Exploring the Contextual Nature of Theology and Mission (IVP Academics, 2012), pp. 148-164.

“Mission at the Intersection of Religion and Empire”, International Journal of Frontier Missiology: Religion and Identity, Vol. 28, Issue 4, Winter 2011, pp. 179-189 (

“Loving Neighbor in Word and Deed: What Jesus Meant”, in Miroslav Volf, Ghazi bin Muhammad and Melissa Yarrington (eds.), A Common Word: Muslims and Christians on Loving God and Neighbor (Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids: 2010), pp. 157-161.

Blog Posts

“Has Lebanon finally figured out its own version of the ‘Arab Spring’?, October 8, 2015

“‘The World Is Yours!’ A Brief Reflection on Citizenship and Stewardship,” July 30, 2015

“Choosing Our Battles: brief reflections from the Middle East on homosexuality and the ‘marriage equality’ controversy”, July 2, 2015

“Judeo-Christian-ism Meets Islam-ism,” May 7, 2015

“The Power of Easter: Redeemed from Selfishness; Called to a Ministry of Reconciliation,” April 9, 2015

“Beating Back ISIS,” February 20, 2015

“Can Christianity Be Reformed?” January 15, 2015

“Can Islam Be Reformed?” January 9, 2015

“How ISIS Should Shape Our View of the Church and Its Mission Globally,” December 4, 2014

“Resisting ISIS Beyond Secularism and Religious Fanaticism,” November 13, 2014

“Christians at the Heart of the Middle East’s Future,” October 2, 2014

“A Plea to My Christian, Muslim and Jewish Friends,” July 18, 2014

“Islam in the Dock,” May 23, 2014

“My Inner Journey to Hell and Back,” April 24, 2014

“When the State Starts Crumbling … A Theology of Staying,” March 20, 2014

“Building Relationships as Theology of Life,” February 6, 2014