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Country: Egypt Religious affiliation: Christianity

Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Christianity at the Presbyterian seminary in Cairo

Wageeh was born in upper Egypt and after having finished high school, left to Cairo where he enrolled at the Evangelical Theological Seminary, the Presbyterian seminary of the Presbyterian Church in Egypt. There, he did five years of Christian ministry. In 1999, he went to Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, where he obtained his master’s degree in theology. He then deepened his theological studies by obtaining another master’s degree in theological studies from Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, USA. In 2004, he went back to Egypt to teach at the Presbyterian Seminary. In 2009, he started his doctorate studies in Christian-Muslim relationship in the Middle Ages. He obtained his PhD in 2013. Dr. Mikhail is the director of the Center for Middle Eastern Christianity at the Presbyterian seminary in Cairo. At the center, Dr. Mikhail organizes many interfaith gatherings and ecumenical conferences. Dr. Mikhail has published and translated seven books covering a wide range of theological topics.