Our desire at the Center is to recapture the passion of Samuel Zwemer who had this to say in 1911: 'If the Churches of Christendom are to reach the Moslem World with the Gospel, they must know of it, and know it.' He called for 'deeper study of the problem, as well as more thorough preparation of its missionaries and a bolder faith in God, in order to solve it.
Every year the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies offers graduate-level courses through Columbia International University in Columbia, SC. Most classes are one-week intensives offered on campus in January and throughout July, some are available online year-round, and a few are offered on-campus during the regular semester. All intensive courses may also be taken as a seminar (non-credit) for only $250.We offer a Masters Degree in Muslim Studies as well. Click here or a current course list.
The Zwemer Center serves as a consulting agent for better understanding of Muslim people and culture. Although we primarily exist to equip the Church to reach Muslims, our experience and training is useful to anyone working in Muslim contexts. Zwemer is willing and able to send you a representative to teach a seminar on Understanding Islam. Our seminars will help dispel common misconceptions between Christians and Muslims resulting in a better relationship between Islam and the West. Contact us for more information.
The purpose of the journal is to develop and promote evangelical understandings of Muslims all over the world. This new journal is devoted to Muslim-Christian studies and to providing resources for research on Islam, its history, theology, and culture, and on Christian missions to Muslims around the world. It exists to facilitate discussion and encourage research on topics of interest. The Zwemer Journal for Muslim Studies seeks to accomplish the following: 1) encourage the Church to evangelize Muslims with love and understanding; 2) correct misunderstandings about Islam in the broader Christian community; 3) regain an evangelical voice in Islamic Studies within the academic community. Click here to set up your free account.
The Zwemer Center can help train and equip your church:
To request a Zwemer representative to come to your Church please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In partnership with the library of Columbia International University the Zwemer Center holds over 5000 volumes dedicated to Islam, its history, theology, language, and culture, and on Christian understanding of Islam in various contexts. The Center is a community of Christian scholars, teachers, and students devoted to Muslim-Christian relations.
Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies