We're excited that the 2020 issue of Mind's Eye features the work of Dr. John Schmalzbauer. In the piece, he talks about the role religion plays in the context of human society - and most specifically, on university campuses. In 2001, he and Dr. Kathleen Mahoney ventured into an extensive research project. “We wanted to test our hypothesis that there is more attention to … [Read more...] about Congratulations, Dr. Schmalzbauer
Congratulations to Missouri State University Religious Studies alumnus, Dr. Brian Doak, on the publication of his new book, Ancient Israel’s Neighbors (Oxford University Press, 2020)! Dr. Doak (M.A., 2004), earned his Ph.D. at Harvard University and is currently Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at George Fox University. In addition to teaching and writing, he is … [Read more...] about REL Alumnus Brian Doak Publishes Fifth Book
Welcome back, students! We are excited you are joining us to begin a new academic year, filled with promise, and some precaution (looking at you, Covid). As our department head, Dr. Stephen Berkwitz demonstrates above, face masks are the hottest fashion (and health) accessory this year. Striped, sports-branded, flowery, tie-dyed, industrial, kittens/puppies, haute couture, … [Read more...] about Welcome Back, Students!
This fall, the Department of Religious Studies' graduate program will see a change of leadership as Dr. Jack Llewellyn steps down after several years of service to make way for our new graduate program director, Dr. Mark Given. Dr. Given, Associate Professor of Religion, earned his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and has since taught courses in Biblical … [Read more...] about New REL Graduate Program Director
The Department of Religious Studies is pleased to announce that students may now earn their Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees in Religious Studies entirely online! Students will experience the same excellent teaching, friendly faculty, and academic and career opportunities as their counterparts in the classroom, only in a manner more convenient to their … [Read more...] about Earn Your BA or BS in Religious Studies ONLINE!