by Jane Terry Coming soon to Missouri State University: Dr. Lawrence Schiffman, internationally renowned Dead Sea Scrolls scholar, will be on campus as part of the Midwest Jewish Studies Association Conference 9-11 September 2016. Everyone is invited to attend the keynote address given by Dr. Schiffman on Sunday, 11 September, 7:15 p.m. in PSU Ballroom East! … [Read more...] about Dr. Lawrence Schiffman to Talk at MSU!
by Jane Terry All interested scholars and professionals of Jewish Studies, including advanced graduate students, are cordially invited to submit proposals for papers, presentations, and workshops for the Midwest Jewish Studies Association (MJSA) 28th Annual Conference, hosted by the Missouri State University Religious Studies Department, to take place Sunday-Monday, … [Read more...] about MJSA Conference Call for Papers!
by Jane Terry The Department of Religious Studies is excited to announce that we will host a guest lecture by renowned C. S. Lewis scholar, Dr. Michael Ward! "Great Balls of Fire: C. S. Lewis, Narnia, and Medieval Cosmology" will be Monday, 28 September 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in the Plaster Student Union Theater. This free lecture is open to students, faculty, staff, and … [Read more...] about Great Balls of Fire! Special Guest Dr. Michael Ward in September
by Jane Terry It is with sadness that we announce that Mrs. Elisabeth tenZythoff, widow of Professor Gerrit tenZythoff (founder of our MSU Religious Studies Department), passed away at the age of 92 on Friday, July 24. There is a graveside service planned for Wed. July 29, at Greenlawn North Cemetery in Springfield at 10:00 AM. Her memorial service will be held in Fort … [Read more...] about Mrs. Elisabeth tenZythoff, 1923-2015
by Jane Terry Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Dr. Leslie Baynes, was highlighted recently in the Missouri State News! The article includes an interview with Professor Baynes about her stay at the Kilns, the home of C. S. Lewis (author of The Chronicles of Narnia, among other books) as part of her activities during her sabbatical. Click here for the story … [Read more...] about Leslie Baynes Highlighted in the Missouri State News!