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Evelyne A. Reisacher

Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and Intercultural Relations

BA, MA, Université René Descartes, Strasbourg, France
Certificate of Theological Studies, Institut Biblique de Nogent sur Marne, France
MA, PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary

Courses Taught

MB507: Resolving Cultural and Religious Conflict

MB529: Intercultural Attachment: Building Relations across Cultures

MB769: Introduction to Research Design

MD552: Intercultural Adoption

MI770: DMiss General Missiology

MR550: Introduction to Islam

MR552: History of Christian-Muslim Encounter

MR547: World Religions, Arts, and Symbols

MR552: Lessons from the Muslim-Christian Encounter

MR557: Women and Family in Islam

MR574: Muslim Peoples: Sociological and Anthropological Perspectives

Campus Affiliations

Areas of Expertise

Islamic studies, intercultural relations, attachment theory, world religions, gender studies, affect regulation, conflict resolution

“Neighborly love is necessary to address the tough issues: the lack of justice, social conflict, religious dissonance, and acts of terrorism. God chose the way of love and the way of entering into relationship with us through Christ in order to address these very challenges. His example reveals that love is not limited to words—it should be experienced in real relationships, with ups and downs and patient negotiations. This love is not afraid of conflicts that are naturally embedded in human relationships.”

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Dr. Reisacher, in her speech “Uniqueness of Christ and Muslims in Europe” at the 2014 Lausanne Conference in Switzerland. Read more.

Bio

Evelyne Reisacher, associate professor of Islamic studies and intercultural relations, has taught at Fuller since 2001. Her current research involves exploring gender issues in Islam, Muslim-Christian relations, world religions, and affect regulation across cultures.

Before coming to Fuller, Reisacher worked at an organization in France called L’Ami for 20 years, facilitating the relationship between churches and North African immigrants and developing courses, teaching tools, and seminars for sharing the gospel cross-culturally. She trained Christian leaders and church members in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.

Reisacher has published several articles on gender issues in Islam and on Muslim-Christian relations. She is the general editor of Toward Respectful Understanding and Witness among Muslims: Festschrift in Honor of J. Dudley Woodberry (2012), and the associate editor of From the Straight Path to the Narrow Way: Journeys of Faith (2006). Additionally, Reisacher has published chapters in the books Peace-Building By, Between, and Beyond Muslims and Evangelical Christians (2009) and A Worldview Approach to Ministry among Muslim Women (2007) and articles in Christian Reflection: A Series in Faith and Ethics and Fuller’s Theology, News & Notes.

She also assisted in securing for Fuller the grant entitled Conflict Transformation: Creating Collaboration and Reducing Conflict in Muslim-Christian Relations. Reisacher is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the International Association for Mission Studies, the American Society of Missiology, and the Association of Professors of Mission.

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