Martin Nguyen is associate professor of Islamic religious traditions at Fairfield University, where he is also the faculty chair for diversity. He is the author of the book Sufi Master and Qur’an Scholar.
Informed by his deep reading of scripture and the Islamic tradition, as well as his grounding in the academic study of religion, Nguyen offers a theology that is of interest to academics as well as to people of faith, and to those who wish to learn more about Islam regardless of their orientation.
Nguyen successfully inhabits the pastoral voice—the book is as much an intellectual and spiritual reflection as a motivating call to action.
This is a courageous and bold voice which brings together the layers of tradition and worship in an engaged conversation on the topic of theological ethics. Learned as well as accessible, Martin Nguyen shows how a lived Islam reflects the ethical life Muslims around the world as well as in America practice and cherish. It is a fascinating search of a scholar and an engaged participant for a Muslim ethical narrative in late modernity.