Professor of the History of Christianity
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
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Dr. Murphy tries to point students to the story behind the story, to the complex, multi-layered dynamics of human interaction in community. He wants them to see the figures of history as real people wrestling with issues of life and love, identity, security, and destiny, within the heritage of the Judeo-Christian tradition–just as they will encounter in the ministry situations in which they will serve. It pleases him much when student papers show a critical engagement between their faith and the textual and thematic materials that we study. He recently co-authored a chapter for a book of essays on Religion in Urban America. He has written African-American Faith in America and edited Down by the Riverside: Readings in African American Religion.