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Dr. David Nikkel

David Nikkel

David Nikkel

Professor of Religion and Chair / Web Information Coordinator

Sampson Academic Building, 113




Dr. David Nikkel

Professor of Religion and Department Chair



B.A., Yale University; Master of Divinity, Methodist Theological School in Ohio; Ph.D., Duke University


Commencement Address

Courses Offered

  • Introduction to Religion
  • Introduction to Religious Thought
  • Introduction to Religious Ethics
  • History of Western Religious Thought
  • Modern Religious Thought
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Advanced Studies in Eastern Philosophies and Religions
  • Religion and Science
  • Religion, Art, and Culture
  • Theories and Methods
  • Writing in Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Classical Mythology

Selected Publications

  • Radical Embodiment, Wipf & Stock; James Clarke & Co.
  • “A Theory of the Embodied Nature of Religion,” Journal of Religion 99/2 (April, 2019).
  • “The Dualistic, Discarnate Picture That Haunts the Cognitive Science of Religion,” Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science 50/3 (September, 2015).