Dr. Vadim Putzu, Assistant Professor in Religious Studies at Missouri State University, brought a taste of the Ozarks to the conference table in Italy this summer, presenting his research on the nature and place of Kabbalah in the writings of Thomas Moore Johnson of Osceola, MO. The conference, European Network for the Study of Islamic Esotericism (ENSIE), was … [Read more...] about Italy Is Introduced to Ozarks Own “Missouri Platonist”
Congratulations to our MSU Religious Studies M.A., B.A., and B.S. graduates for Summer 2017, Fall 2017, and Spring 2018! Our graduation reception was held Friday, 18 May 2018, to honor and celebrate our graduates before the spring 2018 commencement ceremony. We are so proud of our graduates and wish them much happiness and success in their next adventure! … [Read more...] about Congratulations, Religious Studies Graduates!
by Jane Terry The students in REL 358 Yoga and Meditation, taught by Dr. Stephen Berkwitz, enjoyed an enlightening evening of presentations and discussions around the course's final assignment, a creative project. As an opportunity to engage in experiential learning, analyzing and summarizing an aspect of yoga and/or meditation learned during the course, students … [Read more...] about Yoga Class Presentations Night!
by Jane Terry Congratulations to MSU Religious Studies Associate Professor, Dr. John Schmalzbauer, on the forthcoming publication of his new book, co-authored with historian Dr. Kathleen Mahoney, The Resilience of Religion in American Higher Education, available in September 2018! According to the publisher, Baylor University Press: A well-worn, often told tale … [Read more...] about Congratulations to Dr. John Schmalzbauer!
by Jane Terry Introducing: our new banner highlighting our Religion & Health Curriculum! The Missouri State University Department of Religious Studies, with a generous grant from the Wabash Foundation and in cooperation with MSU's College of Health and Human Services, has created a curriculum for students that addresses the intersection between religion and health … [Read more...] about Religion & Health Curriculum Banner!