B.A. – Marmara University
M.A. – Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Ph.D. Candidate – University of Chicago
Specialization: Islamic Studies, Arabic, Islamic exegetical tradition. Jewish-Christian-Muslim Comparative Theology
Hilmi Okur obtained his bachelor’s degree in Islamic Studies and Arabic at Marmara University in Istanbul. He also attended classical learning circles where Arabic was taught through time-honored classical texts. He moved to the United States for further study and earned his masters degree in Jewish-Christian-Muslim Comparative Theology at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Hilmi still lives in Chicago with his family and continues his PhD level study at the University of Chicago, focusing on Islamic exegetical tradition.