It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of our former colleague, Dr. J. Ramsey Michaels, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Religious Studies at Missouri State University (then Southwest Missouri State University). Dr. Michaels began teaching here in 1984 and is highly regarded for his research in biblical studies and his many published books about the New … [Read more...] about Professor Emeritus J. Ramsey Michaels Passes Away
Religious Studies major and president of the Religious Studies Club, Katherine Pollock, announced that she recently became a published author. Katherine did a book review of The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing the LDS Church for the John Whitmer Historical Association Journal. This is a historical society started by RLDS-Community of Christ members (Reorganized … [Read more...] about REL Major Publishes in Historical Journal
Yet again, a Religious Studies major has been chosen for the prestigious Citizen Scholar Award at Missouri State University. Mia Sethi, a Religious Studies and Economics double-major and an Accelerated Masters student in Religious Studies, was honored in a ceremony with five other recipients on December 12. Two Religious Studies alumni, Samantha Nichols and Ali Jemes, were also … [Read more...] about REL Student Receives Citizen Scholar Award!
by Dr. Vadim Putzu To celebrate the 100th anniversary of TMJ's passing and the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Johnson Library and Museum, which is a partner of MSU Libraries, I organized, in collaboration with Dean Peters and his staff, a two-day event. Plato’s supposed birthday (November 7) was our date of choice since on that day TMJ himself had organized … [Read more...] about Thomas Moore Johnson Symposium
Our Religious Studies 50th Anniversary Reception, held Friday, 1 November 2019, in the departmental offices, was a huge success! Many thanks to all who attended, to the Chartwell's employees who brought the tasty food and lovely flowers, and to our custodians for helping me clean and prepare the offices for our guests. Here are a few photos of the event. Notice the giant … [Read more...] about 50th Anniversary Reception