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
Congratulations to Dr. Austra Reinis, Professor of History of Christianity in the Department of Religious Studies at Missouri State University, on being awarded a Fulbright Teaching and Research grant! Her sabbatical year, Fall 2017 and Spring 2018, will take her to Germany where she will teach a course at the University of Leipzig on “The Correspondence Network of Princess … [Read more...] about REL Professor Awarded Fulbright Grant!
Mark G. Boyer, per course faculty member in our department at Missouri State University and a retired Catholic priest, recently announced the publication of two new books in 2017: An Abecedarian of Sacred Trees: Spiritual Growth through Reflections … [Read more...] about Two New Books in 2017 by Mark Boyer
Charles W. Hedrick, Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies at Missouri State University, has recently published a book on the parables of Jesus. The title is Parabolic Figures or Narrative Fictions. Seminal Essays on the Stories of Jesus (Cascade, 2016). Hedrick contends that parables do not teach moral and religious lessons; they are not, in whole or … [Read more...] about Charles Hedrick Publishes New Parables Book