John Lamoreaux

Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies


Office Location

Hyer Hall 300C




B.A., Michigan State University; M.A., Northwestern University; and Ph.D., Duke University

Dr. John C. Lamoreaux is Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies. His research focuses on early Islam, Islamic law, Christian minorities living under Islam, and Arabic and Syriac Christian texts. He teaches courses on the history of Islam, Islamic extremism, and the history of Christianity, theory and method in the study of religion, among other topics. His current work includes projects on the translation of ancient Greek scientific and legal texts into Arabic and Syriac, minority religious communities under Muslim rule, and early Muslim-Christian theological debate. His other interests include: the history of Byzantine music; the history of mathematics; the history of natural theology; natural language processing, semantic markup, and data mining.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Western Religions
  • Introduction to Islam
  • Islam and the West
  • Religion and Science
  • Christian Theology 

Recent Publications 

  • Hunayn Ibn Ishaq on His Galen Translations (Brigham Young University Press, forthcoming)
  • Theodore Abu Qurrah (Brigham Young University Press, 2005)
  • The Early Muslim Tradition of Dream Interpretation (State University of New York Press, 2002)
  • The Life of Timothy of Kakhushta (Editions Brepols, 2001)
  • The Life of Stephen of Mar Sabas (Editions Peeters, 1999)
  • John of Scythopolis and the Dionysian Corpus, with Paul Rorem (Clarendon Press, 1998)
John Lamoreaux