Samuel J. Ross

Assistant Professor
Religion
Beasley Hall 312

s.ross@tcu.edu | 817-257-6449

Education

Ph.D., Yale University, 2018.
MA, Yale University, 2014.
BA, University of Virginia, 2002.

Courses Taught

Understanding Religion: Texts and Ideas: The Qur’an
Islam

Areas of Focus

Islam
Qur’anic Studies and Qur’an Commentary Literature
Modern Islamic Thought

Kitāb al-naḥw wa-l-ṣarf: al-mustawā al-rābiʿ (Advanced Classical Arabic Grammar and Workbook). Samuel Ross, et al. Qasid Arabic Institute. Amman: 2009. 189 pp.

Kitāb al-naḥw wa-l-ṣarf: al-mustawā al-thālith (Intermediate Classical Arabic Grammar and Workbook). Samuel Ross, et al. Qasid Arabic Institute. Amman: 2008. 151 pp.

Kitāb al-naḥw wa-l-ṣarf: al-mustawā al-thānī (Beginning Classical Arabic Grammar and Workbook). Samuel Ross, et al. Qasid Arabic Institute. Amman: 2007. 247 pp.

“Rethinking Women in the Qur’an after the Biblical Turn.” Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Irving, Texas, March 10, 2018.

“What Were the Most Popular Qur’an Commentaries in Islamic History? An Assessment of the Manuscript Record and the State of Tafsīr Studies.” The Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Boston, Massachusetts, November 21, 2017.

“The Archaeology of Knowledge and the Knowledge of Archaeology: The Grappling of Modern Qur’anic Exegetes with the New Historiography of the Ancient Middle East.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, November 2016.

“A Survey of Tafsīr Evidence for Medieval Muslim Engagement with the Bible.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Orientalist Society, March 2016.

“Explaining the ‘Turning Point’ in Muslim Biblical Scholarship: Why Did al-Biqāʿī (1406 – 1480) Decide to Use the Bible to Interpret the Qur’an?” Paper at a joint session of the annual meetings of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature, November 2014.

  • American Academy of Religion
  • International Qur’anic Studies Association
  • American Oriental Society

American Academy of Religion, Steering Committee member Qur’an Group (Study of Islam Section)