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”
Congratulations to our MSU Religious Studies M.A., B.A., and B.S. graduates for Summer 2017, Fall 2017, and Spring 2018! Our graduation reception was held Friday, 18 May 2018, to honor and celebrate our graduates before the spring 2018 commencement ceremony. We are so proud of our graduates and wish them much happiness and success in their next adventure! … [Read more...] about Congratulations, Religious Studies Graduates!
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!
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