David Pinault received his B.A. in French literature from Georgetown University and his M.A.and Ph.D in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the Department of Oriental Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include comparative Christology and the status of Christian populations in Muslim-majority societies. Among the countries in which he has done fieldwork are Yemen, Egypt, Pakistan, India, and Indonesia. A recipient of Santa Clara University’s Public Intellectual Award and the Brutocao Award for Teaching Excellence, he has served since 2007 as director of SCU’s interdisciplinary program in Arabic, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies (AIMES). He is also involved in wildlife rescue and animal trafficking issues in Southeast Asia and is a member of the advisory board of ProFauna Indonesia.
Fr. McTeigue's Show Resources:
- Dr. David Pinault: The Crucifix on Mecca’s Front Porch—A Christian’s Companion for the Study of Islam
- Dr. Derya Little: From Islam to Christ—One Woman’s Path Through the Riddles of God
- Dr. William Kilpatrick: The Turning Point Project