Daniel Bannoura

Daniel Bannoura

LECTURER OF ISLAMIC STUDIES AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION

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Education

  • BS in Physics (2009), University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
  • MA in Transformation: Scripture, Church and World (2010), London School of Theology, Northwood, England, UK.
  • MA in Islamic Studies (2013), University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Biographical Information

Daniel was born in Jerusalem and has lived both in Palestine and the United States of America. He started his career in the sciences where he studied Physics for his Bachelors and did high energy research with CERN. He later found an interest in Theology and Comparative Religion, which is now his main academic focus.

His academic interests and publications focus mainly on Qur’anic Studies, Medieval Arabic Christian philosophy, and Muslim-Christian relations. Currently, he is writing an introductory book on the Qur’an, the first of its kind for an Arabic audience. He is also active with Kairos Palestine and Christ at the Checkpoint.

In addition to his academic career, Daniel is active in small entrepreneurial projects like recycling glass waste and roasting coffee. Furthermore, he is the president of Ultimate Palestine, the national Palestinian association of Ultimate Frisbee.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Islam
  • Comparative Religion
  • Church History
  • Biblical Canon

Publications

  • Bannoura, Daniel, “The World and Philosophy of ᶜAbdullah Ibn al-Ṭayyib: A Philosophical and Linguistic Analysis of His Commentary on Genesis”. Congress of  Christian Arabic Studies. Parole de l’Orient.
  • Bannoura, Daniel, “Tathlith in Medieval Islamic Thought”, Islam: A Worldwide Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. (forthcoming, January, 2017)
  • Paša, Željko and Daniel Bannoura, “Al-aah fī našīd al-arā Marīyam wālideth Allah: Sermon on the Canticle of the Virgin Mary Mother of God”, CEDRAC. 2015.
  • Bannoura, Daniel, “Astronomy and Astrology”, Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women. Oxford University Press, 2013.

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