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 Jabbours 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 later his friends 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 learned to put on Muslim worldview lenses, to stand in their shoes, and to see the world through their eyes.
In the past Dr. Jabbour taught at several seminaries in North America and other parts of the world. Currently he is an adjunct professor at Denver Seminary. Since June 2016, Dr. Jabbour has been teaching free of charge his course on Islam and Geopolitics of the Middle East in Colorado Springs and wherever he gets invited to teach.
One of those who took his course on Islam and the Geopolitics of the Middle East wrote:
Never before have I had a class affect me as much as this one has. It’s amazing how freeing knowledge is.
A physician who took the course wrote:
This was one of the most influential educational experiences I have had.
Another person who took the course wrote:
Thank you again for this challenging and enjoyable course. I would take it again in a heartbeat.
Dr. Jabbour is a million miler and 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" phenomena of Islam and Islamic Fundamentalism to people in the West, and especially to Christians.
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