Umeyye Isra Yazicioglu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Specialization: Islamic Studies
Office: Bellarmine 222
Phone: 610-660-3227


  • Phase 3, 1999, Marmara University
  • MA, 2003, Hartford Seminary
  • Ph.D., 2007, University of Virginia 

Professional Experience

Member of the American Academy of Religion, the National Society for Scriptural Reasoning


  • “Redefining the miraculous: Ghazali, Ibn Rushd, and Said Nursi on Qur’anic Miracle Stories,” Journal of Qur’anic Studies, 13:2, Oct., 2011.
  • “The Use of Peirce’s Pragmatism for Qur’anic Interpretation,”Journal of Scriptural Reasoning, 8: 2, August, 2009.
  • “Between Autonomy and Heteronomy: the Existential Reality of Human Life from the Perspective of the Risale-i Nur,” in theProceedings of the International Symposium on Bringing Faith, Meaning and Peace to Life in a Multicultural World, (Istanbul: Sozler Nesriyat), 2004.
  • “Affliction, Patience and Prayer: Reading Job (p) in the Qur’an,”Journal of Scriptural Reasoning, 4:1, July 2004.
  • “Eternal Substance and Causality: Reading Berkeley from a Contemporary Muslim Theologian’s Perspective,” in Islamic Philosophy and Western Philosophies, Proceedings of Second World Congress on Mulla Sadra (Iran: Sadra Islamic Philosophy Research Institute, 2004), 269-280.


Islamic Studies, Classical and Modern Quranic Interpretation, Islamic theology, Islamic Mysticism, Christian-Muslim Relations, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science, Quran and Science