In celebration of the bicentennial of Missouri's statehood this month, many news outlets, city and state organizations, and educational institutions are offering special events, exhibitions, videos, and tours. Dr. John Schmalzbauer, Professor in Religious Studies at MSU, recently participated in the bicentennial initiative, "Show Me Missouri: The History of Religion in the … [Read more...] about Missouri Bicentennial: Show-Me-Missouri Show Features Dr. John Schmalzbauer
Dr. Vadim Putzu, Associate Professor in Religious Studies, is currently on sabbatical in Italy but recently sent us a link to an article in 417 Magazine, where he was interviewed about cooking with squash blossoms. We knew he is an expert on wine, at least in relation to religions, but apparently he is also knowledgeable about food. In his words, "As you can expect from an … [Read more...] about Summertime = Garden Surprises
Dr. Vadim Putzu, Religious Studies Associate Professor specializing in Judaism, is on sabbatical. Here he shares some of his experiences: Since I am currently on the Isle of Elba (off the coast of Tuscany, Italy), I decided to follow a lead provided by our graduate student, Cody Yanez. Last semester, Cody took my “Intoxicating Religions” course, which explores the … [Read more...] about Making New Wine in Ancient Ways
Missouri State University's Department of Religious Studies is the official host of the Midwest American Academy of Religion (AAR) Conference to be held virtually this year on Thursday-Friday, 22-23 April, and Thursday-Friday, 29-30 April. We are thrilled to be hosting so many brilliant scholars, educators, and colleagues over the next two weeks at this year's regional AAR … [Read more...] about Midwest AAR Conference Begins!
Congratulations to Dr. Philippa Koch on the publication of her book, The Course of God's Providence: Religion, Health, and the Body in Early America (NYU Press, New York, 2021). Dr. Koch's main research interest is the history of religion in America, with a focus on colonial America and the Atlantic world. In this book, she examines how Christian communities responded to … [Read more...] about Dr. Philippa Koch Publishes Book on Early American Religion and Health