Philosophy and Religion

Sam Murrell

Nathaniel Samuel Murrell, Professor

Office: Bear Hall 282
Phone: (910) 962-3411
Email: murrells@uncw.edu

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Drew University Graduate School
  • M.Phil., Drew University Graduate School
  • Ed.M., Rutgers University Graduate School of Education
  • M.A., Wheaton College
  • B.A., Jamaica Theological Seminary

Areas of Expertise

  • Caribbean Religions
  • African American Religions
  • African Religions
  • Hebrew Bible
  • World Religions

Recent Publications

  • Afro-Caribbean Religions: An Introduction to Their Historical, Cultural & Sacred Traditions, Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2010
  • Religion, Politics, and the Bible in Caribbean Culture. Edited by H. Gossai and N. S. Murrell. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000.
  • Chanting Down Babylon, The Rastafari Reader. Edited by N. Samuel Murrell, William D. Spencer, and Adrian Anthony McFarlane. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1998.

Courses Taught

  • PAR 103: Introduction to Religion
  • PAR 125: Great Books of the World's Religions
  • PAR 230: Abrahamic Religions
  • PAR 233: African Religions
  • PAR 235: Introduction to Old Testament
  • PAR 334: Old Testament Literature
  • PAR 336: Pauline Literature
  • PAR 377: Afro-American Religion
  • PAR 378: Caribbean Religions
  • PAR 495: Rasta and Garvey
  • PAR 495: The Holocaust
  • PAR 495: Religion/Civil Rights
  • GLS 568: Black Intellectual Tradition