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Andrew O’Connor

Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies

B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A., University of Chicago
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Andrew O’Connor earned his Ph.D. at the University of Notre Dame in World Religions & World Church with an emphasis on Islamic studies. His research focus is on the Qur’an, particularly its relationship with Jewish and Christian traditions and the cultural and religious environment of Late Antiquity more broadly. For example, his doctoral dissertation analyzed the Qur’an’s different models of prophethood in conversation with notions of prophecy within other communities in the Near East. Additional research interests include Christian-Muslim relations, inter-religious hermeneutics, Islam in America and world Christianity (specifically in the Arabic-speaking world).

Courses
THRS 117 Theological Foundations
THRS 339 World Scriptures
THRS 350 Christianity and Religious Diversity

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