David H. Nikkel

Published Articles

The underlying and overarching contention of radical embodiment is that all human reason, meaning, and consciousness arise from our sensorimotor capabilities and the feeling and orientational states of our bodies.
Examining how Paul Tillich’s life experiences encouraged him to valorize mysticism and to construe the mystical in the manner he did.
Paul Tillich and William James both offer rich resources for thinking about mysticism, religious faith, the nature of the object of religious faith, and the ultimate meaningfulness of life.

David Nikkel is an associate professor and chair of the Religion Department at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He received his B.A. at Yale University, his MDiv fro Methodist Theological Seminary in Ohio, and his Ph.D. from Duke University.

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