Dr. Nabeel Jabbour is originally from Lebanon. He lived with his family in Egypt for fifteen years. He and his family moved to Colorado Springs in January 1991. Since 1997, the Jabbour's have been U.S. citizens.
Although Dr. Jabbour comes from an Arab Christian background, for the first fifty years of his life, Muslims were his neighbors, teachers, friends, roommates, and students. While earning a doctorate in Islamics, Dr. Jabbour's method of study was phenomenology. It is a method of study where the phenomenon is allowed to speak for itself resulting in a compassionate understanding of the phenomenon from the adherent's point of view. He did not want to project his prejudice on Islam and Muslims and come to predetermined conclusions.
Instead, he leaned to put on Muslim worldview lenses, to stand in their shoes, and to see the world through their eyes. Although Dr. Jabbour has taught at many seminaries in North America and other parts of the world, currently he is an adjunct professor at three seminaries and a lecturer at churches and missions conferences.
Dr. Jabbour has visited most of the Islamic countries in the world. Because he has lived in the United States since 1991, he has come to understand both worlds of the Arab and Muslim world on one hand and the American and Christian world on the other. He has learned to interpret the "strange" phenomenon of Islam and Islamic Fundamentalism to people in the West, and especially to Christians.
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