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”
by Jane Terry The students in REL 358 Yoga and Meditation, taught by Dr. Stephen Berkwitz, enjoyed an enlightening evening of presentations and discussions around the course's final assignment, a creative project. As an opportunity to engage in experiential learning, analyzing and summarizing an aspect of yoga and/or meditation learned during the course, students … [Read more...] about Yoga Class Presentations Night!
by Jane Terry The Religious Studies Club traveled to Tulsa, Oklahoma in late March to visit various religious congregations and museums in that city, as well as eat plenty of delicious food at some of the congregations and area restaurants. Their stops included: the Mosque at the Islamic Society of Tulsa, the Sherman Miller Museum, the Hindu Temple of Greater Tulsa, the … [Read more...] about Religious Studies Club Visits Congregations, Museums in Tulsa, OK
Mark G. Boyer, a part-time faculty member in the Religious Studies Department of Missouri State University, Springfield, for 29 years and a retired Catholic priest, recently announced the publication of five new books in 2017. An Abecedarian of Sacred Trees: Spiritual Growth through Reflections on Woody Plants (Wipf & Stock, 2016), a companion … [Read more...] about New Titles by Professor Mark Boyer!
Congratulations to Dr. Austra Reinis, Professor of History of Christianity in the Department of Religious Studies at Missouri State University, on being awarded a Fulbright Teaching and Research grant! Her sabbatical year, Fall 2017 and Spring 2018, will take her to Germany where she will teach a course at the University of Leipzig on “The Correspondence Network of Princess … [Read more...] about REL Professor Awarded Fulbright Grant!