Dr. Stephen Berkwitz, Professor and Department Head of the Department of Religious Studies, recently published an essay called "Narratives of Buddhist Relics and Images" in the online Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion. This essay examines the forms and motives of Buddhist writings about powerful and venerable objects across Asia, giving attention to the central role of … [Read more...] about Stephen Berkwitz Publishes in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion
This past weekend, Dr. Matt Kuiper (Professor of Islam), and Dr. Vadim Putzu (Professor of Judaism), accompanied three of our graduate students, Lindsey Argo, Cameron Enochs, and Kayla Jenkins, and one undergraduate student, Brooke Matejka, to the annual American Academy of Religion Conference - Midwest region. As chair of the Study of Judaism section, on Friday afternoon … [Read more...] about REL Students, Faculty Attend Midwest AAR Conference
Dr. Charles W. Hedrick, Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies, has just published another book with the Publisher Wipf and Stock in their premier Cascade Series. The title is: Unmasking Biblical Faiths: The Marginal Relevance of the Bible for Contemporary Religious Faith. Hedrick says that his book aims to address many of the challenges to traditional … [Read more...] about Emeritus Distinguished Professor Dr. Charlie Hedrick Publishes New Book
Local author and Religious Studies instructor Mark Boyer recently announced the publication of five new books in 2018: Talk to God and Listen to the Casual Reply: Experiencing the Spirituality of John Denver (Wipf & Stock, 2017), commemorates the twentieth anniversary of the popular singer-songwriter's death in 1997, and guides the reader through an analysis of Denver's … [Read more...] about REL Instructor Releases Five New Books in 2018
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!