Missouri State University's Department of Religious Studies is the official host of the Midwest American Academy of Religion (AAR) Conference to be held virtually this year on Thursday-Friday, 22-23 April, and Thursday-Friday, 29-30 April. We are thrilled to be hosting so many brilliant scholars, educators, and colleagues over the next two weeks at this year's regional AAR … [Read more...] about Midwest AAR Conference Begins!
Congratulations to Dr. Philippa Koch on the publication of her book, The Course of God's Providence: Religion, Health, and the Body in Early America (NYU Press, New York, 2021). Dr. Koch's main research interest is the history of religion in America, with a focus on colonial America and the Atlantic world. In this book, she examines how Christian communities responded to … [Read more...] about Dr. Philippa Koch Publishes Book on Early American Religion and Health
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. Philippa Koch, Assistant Professor at Missouri State’s Religious Studies Department, will participate in the “Religion & Pandemics, Vaccines, and Public Policy” panel at Indiana University (virtual) on 17 December 2020. She will be joined by Dr. Ryan J. Cobb (University of Georgia) and Cohosts Richard Gunderman and Krista Hoffmann-Longtin (both of Indiana … [Read more...] about REL Professor Philippa Koch to Present at Religion & Pandemics Panel
Congratulations to our former department head, Dr. Stanley Burgess and his wife, Dr. Ruth Burgess, on the publication of their new book, Two Millennia of Memorable Christian Women: Showing Strength without Power (Westbow Press)! The Burgesses stopped by the Religious Studies office this afternoon to drop off a signed copy of the book. One of the contributors to the book is … [Read more...] about Drs. Stan and Ruth Burgess Publish New Book