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Assistant Professor

Ali Ataie

  • Graduate Theological Union, PhD, Cultural and Historical Studies in Religion, 2016
  • Pacific School of Religion, MA, Biblical Studies, 2011
  • Cal Poly State University, BS, Accounting, 2000


Dr. Ali Ataie is a scholar of biblical hermeneutics with field specialties in Sacred Languages, Comparative Theology, and Comparative Literature. At Zaytuna College, Dr. Ataie has taught Arabic, Creedal Theology, Comparative Theology, Sciences of the Quran, Introduction to the Qur’an, and Seminal Ancient Texts.

He received his BS in accounting from Cal Poly State University in 2000. In 2011, he received his MA in Biblical Studies from Pacific School of Religion, and in 2016, his PhD in Cultural and Historical Studies in Religion from the Graduate Theological Union.

Dr. Ataie’s PhD thesis, titled “Authenticating the Johannine Injil: Muslim ‘Polemirenic’ Interpretive Approaches to the Gospel of John,” is a faith-based hermeneutic of the Gospel of John in which the entire text is authenticated as being the true Gospel of Jesus Christ mentioned in the Qur’an.

Dr. Ataie is a native Persian speaker. He can read and write Arabic, Hebrew, and Greek.

Dr. Ataie joined the Zaytuna College faculty in 2012.

Email: [email protected]

Office hours: By appointment

Lectures, talks, and other speaking engagements

“Is God Allah?” Zaytuna College.

“Finding Muhammad in the Bible” Zaytuna College.

“The Qur’an and the Crucifixion.” Zaytuna College.


Personal interests

Reading, studying, writing