Gabriel Said Reynolds

Professor of Islamic Studies and Theology


University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN 46530

tel.: 1.574.631.5138



For updated publications see my academia page here.


curriculum vitae      


Activities and Links


Articles (available here)

* The International Qurʾanic Studies Association (IQSA):

The first learned society dedicated to the study of the Qurʾan.


* The Qurʾan Seminar:

A year-long project with 28 international researchers dedicated to a collaborative commentary on 50 central passages of the Qurʾan.



* 2nd International Notre Dame Conference “The Qur’ān in Its Historical Context” (April 2009)

* conference website

* New York Times article on the conference


* Luce article on my research in Jerusalem and Beirut



* The Emergence of Islam


* The Qurʾan Seminar Commentary (open access)


* New Perspectives on the Qurʾān: The Qurʾān in Its Historical Context 2 (edited)


* The Qurʾān and Its Biblical Subtext  


* (with Samir Khalil Samir) ʿAbd al-Jabbār, The Critique of Christian Origins (edited, translated, and annotated; parallel Arabic/English text)


*  The Quran in Its Historical Context (edited)


* A Muslim Theologian in the Sectarian Milieu  


* Review of T. Nöldeke et al., The History of the Qurʾān


* “Variant Readings: The Birmingham Qurʾan in the Context of Debate on Islamic Origins.”


* “On the Presentation of Christianity in the Qurʾān

and the Many Aspects of Qur’anic Rhetoric,” al-Bayān 12 (2014), 42-54.


* “The Devil They Know,” Commonweal.


* “The Qurʾan and the Apostles of Jesus,” BSOAS 76 (2013), 1-19.


* “On the Qurʾan and the Theme of Jews as ‘Killers of the Prophets,’” al-Bayān 10 (2012), 9-34.


* “On the Qurʾān’s Māʾida Passage and the Wanderings of the Israelites.” The Coming of the Comforter, ed. B. Lourié, C.A. Segovia, and A. Bausi (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias, 2011), 91-108.


* Le problème de la chronologie du Coran, Arabica 58 (2011), 477-502.


* “On the Qurʾānic Accusation of Scriptural Falsification (taḥrīf) and Christian anti-Jewish Polemic,” JAOS 130 (2010), 1-14.


* “The Muslim Jesus: Dead or Alive?” BSOAS 72 (2009), 237–58.