Friday, July 10, 2009

Jerald F. Dirks

Dr. Jerald F. Dirks (born 1950, Kansas) is a former ordained Methodist minister, Muslim convert and popular author of several books on Islam and Christianity.



[edit] Education

Dr. Dirks enrolled at Harvard College as a philosophy major in 1967. He was named a Hollis Scholar, signifying that he was a top pre-theology students in the college. He worked as a youth minister at a fairly large United Methodist ChurchHarvard Divinity School thereafter, from where he graduated with a Master's degree in Divinity. During his seminary education, he also completed a two-year externship program as a hospital chaplain at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston.[1] He also holds a Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Denver. during his freshman and sophomore years. He graduated in 1971 and was admitted to the

[edit] His Works

He has published several works on Islam and Christianity in recent years. These include:

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