J. Scott Bridger is Associate Professor of Global Studies and World Religions at Criswell College in Dallas, Texas. He formerly taught Islamic Studies at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He holds a PhD from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, a ThM from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a MA in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of Haifa in Israel. He and his wife spent twelve years living, working, and studying in various countries of the Middle East. They have five children and reside in the Dallas area.