Scope and Contents
This collection contains papers and publications of Dr. James J. Megivern, with emphasis on the religious nature of his work.
Conditions Governing Access
Portions of this collection are unprocessed. Contact the Special Collections Librarian in advance for information on access to this collection.
Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Dr. Megivern came to the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in August of 1974. His research concentration has centered on early Christian history, the New Testament, especially Gospel studies, and Christian ethics, especially capital punishment throughout history. Included in this collection are copies of articles and class discussions on comparative and non comparative religions and ideology from ancient to modern times and how nations and political parties have been affected. Dr. Megivern did extensive research on the death penalty resulting in the 1997 publication of The Death Penalty: an Historical & Theological Survey (Paulist Press, 1997). Dr. Megivern is at present Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religion at UNCW.
31.2 Linear Feet (Contains 68 document boxes, 4 bankers boxes, and 1 oversize box)