The Jenkins Center for the Christian Understanding of Islam exists to bring a front-line exposure to Islam right into the heart of the seminary’s academic programs. This will be accomplished through the contributions of academic fellows leading out in scholarly research, lectures and developing strategic publications.
“Islam was not included within the curriculum of Southern Seminary in 1859. Now, more than a century and a half after the seminary’s founding, it is impossible to imagine how a minister of the gospel can be trained and prepared for faithful service without a knowledge of Islam and the challenge it represents. For this reason, the Jenkins Center for the Christian Understanding of Islam represents a central dimension of Southern Seminary’s future.”
—R. Albert Mohler Jr.