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 Congratulations to MSU Religious Studies Associate Professor, Dr. John Schmalzbauer, on the forthcoming publication of his new book, co-authored with historian Dr. Kathleen Mahoney, The Resilience of Religion in American Higher Education, available in September 2018! According to the publisher, Baylor University Press: A well-worn, often told tale … [Read more...] about Congratulations to Dr. John Schmalzbauer!
Dr. Daniel Morehead returns to Missouri State University during Public Affairs Week! Awakening Your Brain: The Neurobiology of Spirituality Thursday, 12 April 2018 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Glass Hall 102 Free and open to the public. Why does the human brain seem to be “wired” for spirituality, yet deeply resistant to it? How does brain science help us understand the nature our … [Read more...] about Awakening Your Brain: The Neurobiology of Spirituality
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!
by Jane Terry The Department of Religious Studies at Missouri State University and the Center for Asian Research at Arizona State University hosted a conference in Springfield, Missouri, “Theravāda Civilizations and Their Others,” at the Hotel Vandivort on 1-3 June, 2017. Several scholars of Buddhism from around the country gathered to discuss new works in Theravāda … [Read more...] about Religious Studies Hosts Theravāda Buddhism Conference