Philosophy and Religion

Dr. Nathaniel Samuel Murrell, Professor

Faculty portrait, contact information, and education.
Sam Murrell

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

Education

  • 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
    • Biblical Literature
    • World Religions
    • Holocaust & Genocide
  • 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 363: Holocaust Religions & Genocide
    • PAR 377: Afro-American Religion
    • PAR 378: Caribbean Religions
    • PAR 495: Rastas and Garvey
    • PAR 495: Gandhi and King
    • PAR 495: Religion/Civil Rights
    • GLS 568: Black Intellectual Tradition
    • HON 210: Religions & Media