Dr. David Cashin, PhD

Lead Professor, Institute for Study of Religion
Senior Professor of Missiology
Muslim & Hindu Specialist
International Experience:  Bangladesh, Sweden, India, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Japan & USA


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Stockholm University, Uppsala, Sweden
  • Master of Arts, Stockholm University, Uppsala, Sweden
  • Master of Arts, Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Bachelor of Arts in History, Gordon College

Academic Experiences 

  • Professor of Intercultural Studies, Columbia Biblical Seminary and School of Ministry
  • Principal, Valley Christian School, Northampton, Massachusetts
  • Taught courses and seminars in Islamic history, theology and Muslim-Christian relations, Örebro School of Theology, Örebro, Sweden

Teaching Specializations

  • Islamics
  • Hinduism
  • Missions
  • Evangelism
  • Prison ministry

Ministry & Professional Experiences

  • Director of research, Samuel Zwemer Institute of Islamic Studies
  • Press secretary, U.S. Center for World Mission
  • Missionary, church planter, educator and development worker, Bangladesh, SIM International
  • Interim pastor, Stony Brook Community Church
  • Pastoral Ministry, Johanneberg Baptist and Salem Baptist Church, Sweden
  • Immigrant relations specialist, Saron Baptist Church, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • City translator, Eskilstuna, Sweden


  • The Ocean of Love: Ali Rajâ’s gam and Jnân Sâgara
  • The Ocean of Love: Middle Bengali Sufi Literature and the Fakirs of Bengal
  • The Secret of the Blessing of Abraham
  • Study Guide for the Blessing of Abraham
  • Muhammad and the People of the Book

Membership in Academic Organizations

  • Evangelical Missiological Society


  • Fluent in English, Bengali and Swedish
  • Extensive knowledge of seven other languages