Professor, Ph.D., Tulane University, 1976. Dr. Ferst’s academic career has been focused on the Greco-Roman Classical world view and its effect on Christianity and the Islamic faith. He has authored three books, Montana: High Rise and Handsome, Sunday Schools Sins, and Islam a Semester Study. Additionally, he has organized numerous inter-cultural and ecumenical events such as the recent (2015) program “American Muslim: Islam in America”, and is the recipient of three National Endowment for the Humanities awards.
On his many travels throughout Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, Dr. Ferst has photographed over 10,000 artifacts from the period of the Roman Empire.
He teaches Ancient Philosophy, Islam: Philosophy and Culture, Epistemology, and Philosophy of Art and Beauty.