Duane Alexander Miller, Ph. D
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).
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 St Mary’s University.
Dr. Miller has published numerous 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. He is co-author of Arab Evangelicals in Israel (Pickwick, 2016).
In addition to teaching in San Antonio, Duane travels broadly to provide training, teaching and carry out research. He is commonly invited to churches and colleges to speak on Muslim-Christian relations in the USA and Christian witness to Muslims, both historically and today.