Many of us - maybe all of us - who choose to study religion get asked by friends and family: "But why study RELIGION?" Well, because we love it! But there are other, more down-to-earth reasons, as well, and these may be helpful for college students beginning their academic and professional careers. With thanks to Dr. John Schmalzbauer for creating the PowerPoint … [Read more...] about Why Study Religion???
Welcome to Missouri State University and the fall 2018 semester! Three members of the Religious Studies Club (left to right in photo), club vice-president Connor, club president Brooke, and club treasurer Katherine, welcomed students to Missouri State University the weekend before the fall 2018 semester began on 20 August. Students who stopped by the club table … [Read more...] about Religious Studies Club Welcomes New Students!
Did you know that the Department of Religious Studies offers internships? Well, we do! Internships are an opportunity to earn college course credits (REL 499), while serving our community and gaining valuable job experience and skills. To find out what internships we offer and how to apply, please visit our internships webpage. … [Read more...] about Internships in Religious Studies!
Dr. Vadim Putzu, Assistant Professor in Religious Studies at Missouri State University, brought a taste of the Ozarks to the conference table in Italy this summer, presenting his research on the nature and place of Kabbalah in the writings of Thomas Moore Johnson of Osceola, MO. The conference, European Network for the Study of Islamic Esotericism (ENSIE), was … [Read more...] about Italy Is Introduced to Ozarks Own “Missouri Platonist”
Congratulations to our MSU Religious Studies M.A., B.A., and B.S. graduates for Summer 2017, Fall 2017, and Spring 2018! Our graduation reception was held Friday, 18 May 2018, to honor and celebrate our graduates before the spring 2018 commencement ceremony. We are so proud of our graduates and wish them much happiness and success in their next adventure! … [Read more...] about Congratulations, Religious Studies Graduates!