Bio

Meet Dr. George Bebawi

Dr. Bebawi was born in Cairo, Egypt in 1938.

Dr. Bebawi studied theology, Bible, church history and more at the Coptic Orthodox Theological College and received his Bachelor’s of Divinity in 1961. He was awarded a scholarship and studied at Cambridge University, where he received his M.Lit. and PhD in 1970.

He taught theology, Church History, Patristic Studies and Islam at Orthodox, Evangelical, and Catholic Seminaries in the Middle East, Europe and the United States from 1970-1984. Also during that time, he served as an advisor for Christian Affairs to Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat before his assassination in 1981.

Through his devotion to Church Unity and ecumenical dialogue, he served on various committees of the World Council of Churches and the Secretariat for Christian Unity at the Vatican.

He returned to England in 1984 to lecture at various British Universities and to teach at St. John’s College, at Nottingham University from 1985-2000.

He served as the Director of Studies at the Institute for Christian Orthodox Studies, at Cambridge, England, and lectured on Islam and Judaism at the Cambridge Federation of Theological Colleges, Cambridge University from 2000-2002.

He also served as the Director of the Project “The Jewish Roots of Christian Worship” Faculty of Divinity and the Centre for Advanced Religious and Theological Studies, Cambridge University.

He is internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading scholars on Eastern Christianity. He recently retired from Cambridge University and moved to the Indianapolis area and was joined in marriage to May. He is the father of three young adult men. He currently engages in public speaking and church ministry.