Dr. Stephen Berkwitz, department head of Religious Studies, was recently interviewed by KSMU reporter Emily Yeap for the "Missouri State Journal". Dr. Berkwitz specializes in South Asian religion and culture and explains the practices and benefits of yoga and meditation for stress relief, as well as other applications. Listen to the interview on the KSMU website, … [Read more...] about Feeling Stressed? We Can Help!
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
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
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. Stephen Berkwitz, MSU Religious Studies Department Head and Professor of Buddhism, presented a paper recently at the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford's graduate student workshop, "Political Poetics Across Buddhist Traditions: Gandhara, Sri Lanka, and Tibet". Besides taking advantage of the opportunity to meet students interested in Buddhist studies, … [Read more...] about Dr. Stephen Berkwitz Presents at Ho Center for Buddhist Poetics Workshop