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!
The Department of Religious Studies is pleased to support MSU's Bear POWER Community Needs Based Drive in cooperation with the Bear Pantry! We keep a Bear Pantry bin in our front office, Strong 251, for anyone to place donations to the MSU community members in need (students, staff, and faculty). But for the next three weeks, 8-26 March, our donations will directly support … [Read more...] about Bear POWER Community Needs Based Drive
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!
Our Graduate Assistants and MA students went caroling Saturday evening to the Religious Studies faculty's homes. Despite the cold weather, the singers and guitar cheered and warmed the neighborhoods with their happy, dulcet voices. Thank you, students, for the songs and joy! … [Read more...] about Holiday Caroling!
Congratulations to Missouri State University Religious Studies alumnus, Dr. Brian Doak, on the publication of his new book, Ancient Israel’s Neighbors (Oxford University Press, 2020)! Dr. Doak (M.A., 2004), earned his Ph.D. at Harvard University and is currently Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at George Fox University. In addition to teaching and writing, he is … [Read more...] about REL Alumnus Brian Doak Publishes Fifth Book