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Dr. Emir Caner

President, Professor of History and Christian Studies


Faculty | President's Office | School of Theology and Missions | Speaker's Bureau

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706-865-2134, ext. 1000



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  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington
  • M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Criswell College

A prolific writer, Dr. Caner has written or contributed to 21 books about various topics, including Islam, persecution, religious liberty, ecclesiology, Baptist history, and apologetics. Unveiling Islam, which received the Gold Medallion Book of the Year award, has sold nearly 200,000 copies, while More Than a Prophet was a finalist for Book of the Year in Evangelism for Outreach magazine.

  • Evangelism and missions
  • Islam
  • Anabaptism
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Dr. Emir Caner (Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington) was elected the eighth president of Truett McConnell University in Cleveland, Georgia, in 2008. He is the first former Muslim to hold such a post at a Christian college or university. Since that time, the university has quadrupled in enrollment and added more than 20 programs of study, including a new Master of Arts in Theology.

In addition to leading the university, Dr. Caner has written or contributed to 21 books, including the national best-seller Unveiling Islam. Featured on secular outlets (including ABC, CBS, and NBC) as well as Christian outlets (most recently John Ankerberg), Dr. Caner also co-hosts a weekly show, Morning Talk, on WDUN. He and his wife, Hana, reside in Cleveland, Georgia, with their three children.

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