Everyone is invited to participate in this year's virtual Public Affairs Conference at Missouri State University! This event is free and open to the public and, as all events will be held virtually rather than in-person, no face masks are required. :) The topic of this year's Public Affairs Conference is "The Power of Voice" and includes an exciting array of speakers, … [Read more...] about Public Affairs Conference Begins Today!
Congratulations to our former department head, Dr. Stanley Burgess and his wife, Dr. Ruth Burgess, on the publication of their new book, Two Millennia of Memorable Christian Women: Showing Strength without Power (Westbow Press)! The Burgesses stopped by the Religious Studies office this afternoon to drop off a signed copy of the book. One of the contributors to the book is … [Read more...] about Drs. Stan and Ruth Burgess Publish New Book
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