Religious Studies

Mustafa Ruzgar, Ph.D.

Mustafa Ruzgar
(818) 677-7779
Office location:
Santa Susana Hall 234


Dr. Mustafa Ruzgar is a Professor at California State University, Northridge. Born in Turkey, Dr. Ruzgar joined the department in 2009. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion and Theology at Claremont Graduate University in 2008. Dr. Ruzgar’s research interests include Islamic thought, contemporary philosophy of religion and theology, process philosophy and theology, religious pluralism, and interfaith dialogue. 


Ph.D., Philosophy of Religion and Theology, Claremont Graduate University, CA, 2008.

M.A., Philosophy of Religion and Theology, Claremont Graduate University, CA, 2002.

B.A., Islamic Studies, Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey, 1997


“Islam and Deep Religious Pluralism” in Deep Religious Pluralism, edited by David Ray Griffin (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2005).

“Islam and Process Theology” in Handbook of Whiteheadian Process Thought, vol. 1, edited by Michel Weber and Will Desmond (Frankfurt; Paris; Lancaster; New Brunswick: Ontos Verlag, 2008).

“God and the World: A Dynamic Relationship in the Qur’an” in Creative Transformation, Volume 20, Numbers 3-4, Summer/Fall 2011.

 “An Analysis of the Gülen Hizmet Movement’s Interfaith Dialogue Activities” in The Gülen Hizmet Movement: Circumspect Activism in Faith-Based Reform, edited by Tamer Balci and Christopher L. Miller, (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012).

“A Muslim Perspective: Theological Development and the Problem of Evil” in Process Thought and World Religions (tentative), edited by John B. Cobb, Jr. (forthcoming).


American Academy of Religion