Last Thursday, Religious Studies Assistant Professor Dr. Vadim Putzu, was invited to give a lecture at the Thomas Moore Johnson Library and Museum in Osceola, MO. Dr. Putzu shares his experience with us: Tom Johnson, the grandson of Thomas Moore Johnson (whom I have been writing about in the past year), invited me to talk about “Judaism Past and Present” for their … [Read more...] about Dr. Vadim Putzu Invited to Speak at Johnson Library and Museum
Dr. Vadim Putzu, Assistant Professor and our Judaism scholar in Religious Studies at Missouri State University, was recently invited to present a paper at the inaugural Kabbalah in America Conference. Dr. Putzu was invited, along with 23 other scholars from Israel and the U.S., to the three-day, expenses-paid conference organized and hosted by Rice University in Houston, TX. … [Read more...] about
Congratulations to MSU Religious Studies alumnus David Armstrong for being awarded the Distinguished Thesis competition! Every year the MSU Distinguished Thesis Award is awarded to one thesis selected from those produced by the over seventy Master's programs across the University. David's thesis, "A Kingdom of Priests and Gods: Angelic and Participatory Deification in … [Read more...] about Congratulations to David Armstrong for Winning the Thesis of the Year Award!
by Dr. Amy Artman Over the weekend of October 4-7, I attended the 2018 gathering of the Conference on Faith and History. I was asked to be a part of roundtable on Non-Traditional Spiritual Biographies, where I shared about my forthcoming book, itself a non-traditional biography, about Kathryn Kuhlman, the healing evangelist from the mid-twentieth century. Other authors … [Read more...] about Dr. Amy Artman Presents on Non-Traditional Spiritual Biographies at Conference
Dr. Matthew Kuiper, assistant professor in Religious Studies, attended the Annual Conference on South Asia, held every year for the past 47 years, at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Nearly 800 scholars from around the world who study South Asia attended the conference. Dr. Kuiper presented papers on two Islam panels. “Late 20th Century Da‘wa and The Da‘waology of Sayyid … [Read more...] about REL’s Matt Kuiper Joins SAMSA!