Our Graduate Assistants and MA students went caroling Saturday evening to the Religious Studies faculty's homes. Despite the cold weather, the singers and guitar cheered and warmed the neighborhoods with their happy, dulcet voices. Thank you, students, for the songs and joy! … [Read more...] about Holiday Caroling!
Dr. Philippa Koch, Assistant Professor at Missouri State’s Religious Studies Department, will participate in the “Religion & Pandemics, Vaccines, and Public Policy” panel at Indiana University (virtual) on 17 December 2020. She will be joined by Dr. Ryan J. Cobb (University of Georgia) and Cohosts Richard Gunderman and Krista Hoffmann-Longtin (both of Indiana … [Read more...] about REL Professor Philippa Koch to Present at Religion & Pandemics Panel
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
We're excited that the 2020 issue of Mind's Eye features the work of Dr. John Schmalzbauer. In the piece, he talks about the role religion plays in the context of human society - and most specifically, on university campuses. In 2001, he and Dr. Kathleen Mahoney ventured into an extensive research project. “We wanted to test our hypothesis that there is more attention to … [Read more...] about Congratulations, Dr. Schmalzbauer
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