Title: Associate Professor of Christian Theology and Early Eastern Christianity
Company: Hartford Seminary
Location: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Najib George Awad, Associate Professor of Christian Theology and Early Eastern Christianity at Hartford Seminary, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in religious education.
An expert in religious studies, Eastern Christianity, early Islam, and Christian systematic and historical theology, Dr. Awad has thrived as an associate professor of Christian Technology and Early Eastern Christianity at Hartford Seminary since 2012. He has always loved philosophy and humanity, and combining them and studying theology was a natural choice.
Dr. Awad began his career by earning a Bachelor of Arts in theology from Near East School of Theology in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1997, and furthered his academic studies with a Master of Arts in systematic theology from King’s College in 2001, a PhD from King’s College at the University of London in 2005, and a PhD from Philipps-Universität Marburg in 2014. He then garnered hands-on experience as a lecturer of theology of the reformation at Université La Sagesse in Beirut, Lebanon, a part-time lecturer in systematic theology and Christian doctrine at the Near East School of Theology, a visiting fellow at Yale Divinity School at Yale University, and a lecturer in systematic and intercultural theology at the University of Göttingen. Dr. Awad attributes his ongoing success to his passion for his work and truly loving what he does, considering it more than just a job. He also credits hard work and reflection on the feedback his students give him.
Dr. Awad enjoys sharing his knowledge so much that when he isn’t teaching, he is writing. Most recently, he authored, “Post-Modernism and the Future of the Religious Discourse in the West,” for Rabat: Mominoun Without Borders Institution in 2017. Other notable publications include “Orthodoxy in Arabic Terms: A Study of Theodore Abu Qurrah’s Theology in Its Islamic Context,” “Persons in Relation: an Essay on the Trinity and Ontology,” and “And Freedom Became a Public-Square: Political, Sociological and Religious Overviews on the Arab Christians and the Arabic Spring,” as well as “God Without a Face? On the Personal Individuation of the Holy Spirit,” “God, Man and Evil: A Theologico-Existential Study,” and “The Passion Narrative in the Gospel of Matthew: A Historico-Narrative Criticism.” To further keep in touch with his peers, Dr. Awad maintains affiliation with the North American Patristic Society, the American Oriental Society, the American Academy of Religion, and the European Society for Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies.
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