Dr. Marty Bell
Fidelity Hall 401
Phone: (615) 460-6375
Dr. Bell is the church historian in the School of Religion, having taught eighteen years at Belmont. He has a B.A. in religion and history from Belmont, an M.Div. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. In addition to the various courses he teaches in the history of Christianity, he is a trained spiritual director with deep interests in contemplative spiritual disciplines. In his leisure time he plays guitar, banjo, mandolin, and dobro. He also enjoys hiking and camping.
Robert Shaffer says, 'We must view young people not as empty bottles to be filled, but as candles to be lit.' Dr. Bell adds, 'That's what I love about teaching--lighting the candles and seeing my students illumine the dark places in their own lives and in the lives of others--what sheer joy!'