The MSU Graduate College has awarded yet another of our Religious Studies M.A. students the "Distinguished Thesis of the Year Award", this time to Danny R. Jones for his thesis, "How God Writes History: A Gramscian Analysis of Religion and Nature in the Writings, Life, and Legacy of John Muir", written under the direction of his advisor, Dr. Martha Finch (MSU Religious Studies … [Read more...] about REL Rocks Graduate Thesis Awards!
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
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
While in Sri Lanka this summer, Professor Stephen C. Berkwitz presented a copy of his book, Buddhist Poetry and Colonialism, to Mr. Herbert Kumar Alagiyawanna, a living descendent of the poet Alagiyavanna, who is the subject of Professor Berkwitz's book. Mr. Alagiyawanna, a journalist and author in Sri Lanka, assisted him with his research by sharing the oral history of the … [Read more...] about REL Professor Presents Book to Poet’s Descendent