Dr. Duane Alexander Miller is researcher and lecturer in Muslim-Christian relations of The Christian Institute of Islamic Studies. He holds a BA in Philosophy (honors) from the University of Texas at San Antonio, an MA in Theology from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio (honors), a diploma in Arabic from the Kelsey Language Institute in Jordan, and a PhD in Divinity (focus on World Christianity) from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. His doctoral research was 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? The thesis was published in 2016 as Living among the Breakage: Contextual Theology-making and ex-Muslim Christians (Pickwick, 2016). http://wipfandstock.com/living-among-the-breakage.html
After studying Arabic, the Millers eventually moved to Nazareth of Galilee which is a Muslim-majority, Arab city in Israel. There he was 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.) Duane has also taught at the University of Texas at San Antonio, the University of Edinburgh, and from January of 2014 through May of 2016 at St Mary’s University.
Dr. Miller has published numerous articles and chapters https://stmarytx.academia.edu/DuaneAlexanderMillerBotero 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, 2017), 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. He is also co-author of Arab Evangelicals in Israel (Pickwick, 2016). http://wipfandstock.com/arab-evangelicals-in-israel.html
Dr. Miller travels broadly to provide training and carry out research. He and Sharon were married in 2003 and have three children.