I was born in Montana and grew up in Colorado and Puebla (in Mexico). I completed a BA in philosophy at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and then an MA in theology at St Mary’s University (also in San Antonio). Later life took me to Jordan where my wife and I studied Arabic, to Israel where I helped found a seminary, and to Scotland for doctoral work, among other places. I live in Madrid now where I teach and minister. I’m highly interested in the interactions of Islam, Christianity and secularism in modern contexts. My main areas of research for my PhD in divinity were religious conversion from Islam to Christianity, contextual theology, and the shari’a’s treatment of apostates. I’ve also published research on global Anglicanism and the history of Anglican mission in the Ottoman Empire. I’ve had the pleasure of teaching in many places over the years: from Costa Rica to Turkey, and Kenya to Tunisia. I am associate professor at the Protestant Faculty of Theology at Madrid (UEBE) and serve as an Anglican priest in this city. Visit my blog (duanemiller.wordpress.com) or academia.edu page for more information.


BA in Philosophy and Minor in Spanish

MA in Theology

Diploma in Arabic

PhD in Divinity

Other Publications

Duane Alexander Miller’s Publications[1]


2018 and forthcoming[2]


Two Stories of Everything: The Competing Metanarratives of Islam and Christianity. Credo House, 2018.


“Christians from a Muslim Background in the Middle East” in Routledge Handbook of Minorities in the Middle East. Routledge, 2018.


“Word Games in Asia Minor” in Muslim Conversions to Christ: A Critique of Insider Movements in Islamic Contexts. Peter Lang, 2018.


“The World of Islam” in Shadows from Light Unapproachable. Northumberland Historical Press, 2018.


“Israel, the Nations and the Mission of the Church” in Israelism and the Place of Christ. Lit Verlag, 2018.




Chapter on Independent Christians in North Africa and West Asia, in Edinburgh Companion to Global Christianity, Vol 2: Middle East and North Africa. University of Edinburgh Press, 2017. (Forthcoming)


‘Anglican Mission in the Middle East up to 1910’ inOxford History of Anglicanism, volume 3. Oxford University Press, 2017.


Entries for ‘Knights Templar’, ‘Fourth Crusade’, ‘Sixth Crusade’ and ‘Venetian Crusade’ in War and Religion: An Encyclopaedia of Faith and Conflict(three volumes). ABC-CLIO, 2017.




Living among the Breakage: Contextual Theology-making and ex-Muslim Christians. Pickwick, 2016.


‘Between the hammer and the anvil: indigenous Palestinian Christianity in the West Bank’ in Christianity and Freedom, Vol. 2: Contemporary Perspectives. Cambridge University Press, 2016. Co-authored with Phil Sumpter


Arab Evangelicals in Israel. Pickwick, 2016. Book co-authored with Azar Ajaj and Phil Sumpter.


‘The Ordination of a Priest on Pentecost: Christ our King Anglican Church’ in Anglican and Episcopal History, 2016.


‘Contextuality, Contextualization and the New Christians of Tunis’ in Pharos Journal of TheologyVol 97, 2016.




‘Believers in Christ from a Muslim Background: A Global Census’ in Interdisciplinary Journal for Research on Religion Vol 11, Article 10. Co-authored with Patrick Johnstone.


‘“Bringing People in touch with God”: An Interview with William Frey, First Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Guatemala’ in Anglican and Episcopal HistoryVol 84:3.


‘Evangelicals in North Africa and Egypt’ in Evangelicals around the World:A Global Handbook for the 21stCentury. Brian Stiller ed. Thomas Nelson, 2015.


‘Entrevista con Bill Frey, primer Obispo de la diocesis Episcopal de Guatemala’ in Misionologia Global. January 2015.


‘”Small and Unthreatening” in Cairo: Trinity Friday at All Saints’ Cathedral’ in Anglican and Episcopal HistoryVol 84:1.


‘Power, Personalities and Politics: the Growth of Iranian Christianity since 1979’ in Mission StudiesVol 32:1, March.




‘Freedom of Religion in Israel-Palestine: may ex-Muslims become Christians, and do Christians have the freedom to welcome such converts?’ in St Francis MagazineVol 10:1, April 2014.


‘Finding an end in the beginning: Eschatological trends among ex-Muslim Christians’, in Islam and the Last Day. Melbourne School of Theology Press, 2014.


‘An Exploration of Christ’s Converts from Islam: Reasons Given for their Conversions’ in Journal of Asian MissionVol 15:2, October 2014.


‘Contextualization is “more than religious and cultural forms”: an Interview with Roger Dixon, missionary to the Sundanese of Indonesia’ with Roger Dixon for Journal of Asian Mission, May 2014.


‘The Bricolage of Global Anglicanism and Holy Trinity Anglican Church, San Antonio’ in Anglican and Episcopal HistoryVol 83:1.




‘The 1938 Riggs Report on the “Near East Council of Churches Inquiry on the Evangelization of Moslems”: an aborted beginning to the Insider Movement strategy’ in St Francis MagazineVol 9:2, pp 65-68.


With Bob Blincoe ‘The Day of Salvation for Muslims Everywhere’ in Global Missiology Vol 10:2, pp 1-4.




‘The First Church of the Diocese of Jerusalem: a work in progress—or maybe not? The third Sunday of Advent’ in Anglican and Episcopal History, Vol 81:2, June.


‘Christ Church (Anglican) in Nazareth: a brief history with photographs’ in St Francis Magazine Vol 8:5, October, pp 696-703.


‘Muslim-background Congregations in the Villages around Lucknow, India: an interview with C M’ in St Francis Magazine Vol 8:4, pp 482-488.


‘The Secret World of God: Aesthetics, Relationships, and the Conversion of ‘Frances’ from Shi’a Islam to Christianity’ in Global Missiology Vol 9:3.


‘”It is okay to question Allah”: the theology of freedom of Saiid Rabiipour, a Christian ex-Muslim’ in Mary’s Well Occasional Papers Vol 1:4, pp 1-13.


‘Forming Missionaries in Jordan: an interview with a former Anglican missionary to the Hashemite Kingdom’ in St Francis MagazineVol 8:6, pp 826-830.


‘Iranian Diaspora Christians in the American Mid-west and Scotland’ in Global MissiologyVol 9:2, January.



‘The Episcopal Church in Jordan: Identity, Liturgy, and Mission’ in Journal of Anglican StudiesVol 9:2, November, pp 134-153.


Anglicanorum Coetibusand the Church of Our Lady of the Atonement, the Founding Parish of Anglican Use in the Roman Catholic Church, Feast of St. David of Wales, 1 March 2011′ in Anglican and Episcopal HistoryVol 80:3, September, pp 296-305.


‘”Your Swords do not Concern me at all”: The Liberation Theology of Islamic Christianity’ in St Francis MagazineVol 7:2, April, pp 228-260.


‘A “Continuing” Anglican Congregation: St George’s Church, Las Vegas, 22 August 2010, 12th Sunday after Trinity’ in Anglican and Episcopal History Vol 80:1, March, pp 74-78.




Miller, Duane Alexander. 2010. ‘Narrative and Metanarrative in Islam and Christianity’ in St Francis MagazineVol 6:3, June, pp 501-516.


‘Renegotiating the Boundaries of Evangelicalism in Jerusalem’s Christian Quarter: Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Jerusalem, 12 February 2010’ in Anglican and Episcopal HistoryVol 79:2, June, pp 185-188.




‘The Conversion Narrative of Samira: from Shi’a Islam to Mary, her Church, and her Son’ in St Francis Magazine Vol 5:5, October, pp 81-92.


‘Reappropriation: an accomodationist hermeneutic of Islamic Christianity’ in Saint Francis MagazineVol 5:3, June, pp 3-36.


‘Cracks in the Foundation of Islam?’ in Saint Francis MagazineVol. 5:3, June, pp 110-117.




‘The Installation of a Bishop in Jerusalem: The Cathedral Church of St. George the Martyr, 15 April 2007′ in Anglican and Episcopal HistoryVol 76:4, Dec, pp 549-554.


Morning Prayer, Low Style, in the Anglican Diocese of Jerusalem: Church of the Redeemer, Amman, Jordan, Sunday, 11 March 2007‘ in Anglican and Episcopal HistoryVol 76:3, Sep, pp 404-408.




South American worship surrounded by city noise: Episcopal Church of the Nativity, Santiago de Cali, Colombia, 2 July 2006‘ in Anglican and Episcopal HistoryVol 12:6, October, pp 641-643.



[1]Most of these can be viewed at stmarytx.academia.edu/DuaneAlexanderMiller/Papers

[2]Titles for articles/chapters are tentative until published.

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