We have been busy this summer moving our main offices from Strong Hall 251 to the north end of the hall, Strong Hall 282. In a way we are revisiting the past, as the Religious Studies office used to be located on the north end in these same offices - when Dr. Jim Moyer was department head and Mrs. Joanne Brown the administrative assistant. After much commotion and … [Read more...] about Religious Studies Offices Move North
Pictured, left to right, recently retired Religious Studies faculty members Austra Reinis, Lora Hobbs, and Kathy Pulley The Religious Studies department this month honored three of our recently retired faculty members: Lora Hobbs, Dr. Austra Reinis, and Dr. Kathy Pulley. These three faculty members, along with Dr. Jack Llewellyn who retired last year, greatly … [Read more...] about Religious Studies Honors Recent Retirees
Congratulations to our MSU Religious Studies graduates! After a two-year hiatus due to Covid, the Department of Religious Studies was delighted to host our graduation reception this spring on 20 May 2022 in the Strong Hall Atrium. Below are a few pictures from the event taken with my … [Read more...] about Congratulations to our Religious Studies Graduates!
Dr. Sarah Riccardi-Swartz, MSU Religious Studies BA (2012) and MA (2014) alumna, was interviewed by Odette Yousef for a news article on NPR.org today, "Orthodox Christian churches are drawing in far-right American converts". Based on Riccardi-Swartz's research on a community of mostly former evangelical Christians and Catholics who had joined the Russian Orthodox Church … [Read more...] about Religious Studies BA and MA Alumna Highlighted on NPR
Dr. Richard Hughes, who previously taught at MSU (then Southwest Missouri State University), recently published an article about our former Department Head and founding professor of the Department of Religious Studies, Dr. Gerrit ten Zythoff. The article, "Yes, they are children of Nazis, but we are Christians, and we will stand with those who suffer", appeared in the … [Read more...] about Former REL Professor Publishes Article on Gerrit ten Zythoff