Odeh Muhawesh portrait

Odeh Muhawesh

Adjunct Professor
Ph. D., Qum Seminary - Global Institute for Islamic Studies
JRC 110
(651) 962-5484
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Ph.D. Qum Seminary- Global Institute for Islamic Studies:

Comparative Theology and Jurisprudence


Courses Taught at UST:

Theology 334

History of the Modern Middle East 218

Theology 426

Supervision of independent research – Women in Islam

Supervision of independent research - Business Law in Islam


Scholarly Expertise and Interests:

Development of early Christianity
Bible history and development

Early history of Islam

Comparative theology

Islamic jurisprudence


Selected Publications:  

Muhawesh, Odeh (1991)  الكتاب المقدس تحت المجهر Alketab Al-Moqadas Taht Al-Mijhar  (The Holy Book Under the Microscope) (Arabic and English), Ansaryan Publishing, Qum, Iran

Muhawesh, Odeh (1987), Fatima the Gracious (English), Ansaryan Publishing,

Islam & Christianity, brothers at odds, an essay covering the similarities and differences between the teachings of the two faiths

War & Nuclear Weapons in Contemporary Muslim Thought

Tradition – an online article for the Muslim/Christian Dialogue Center at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN.

Prophethood - an online article for the Muslim/Christian Dialogue Center at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN.

The Doctrine of Infallibility – An essay for Reflections Magazine, Detroit, Michigan.


Selected Presentations:

Presented paper entitled “Women Rights in Islam in Contemporary Western Culture” at Arizona State University, Month Days, in Phoenix Arizona. 2010

Lecture on Immigrant Muslims Integration into North American Societies, University of Toronto, December 8-9 2010, broadcasted by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Lecture at Winona State University entitled “Islam and Christianity, Shared Beliefs” 2010

Keynote speaker, Muslim Unity, a message of peace, New York, City, Center for Monotheistic Beliefs, preceded by lecture to Wayne University Faculty and staff on Shia/Sunni teachings and polemics.  Speech was broadcast on cable Television to the entire East Coast Region. 2007

Invited Panelist by the Guthrie Theatre and  the Minnesota Consortium of Theological Schoolstitled "Power and Corruption: Reflections on Shakespeare's Macbeth," along with  Mr. Peter C. Hutchinson, President, The Bush Foundation; Co-founder, Public Strategies; Independence Party Candidate for Governor, 2006, Dr. David J. Lose, Director of the Center for Biblical Preaching, Luther Seminary, and Rev. David Ridder, Vice President and Dean, Bethel Seminary 2010

Professional memberships:

Board member Advisory board, Muslim/Christian Dialogue Center

Board member, Norris Institute

Board member, Advisory board, College of Arts and Sciences, University of St. Thomas

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