The MSU Graduate College recently awarded the Distinguished Thesis Award in the Humanities to Mr. Riley Brown, who graduated in spring 2022 with a Master's Degree in Religious Studies. Riley’s thesis is called “A Nation of Priests: Authority, Expertise, and the Religious Nones,” and he argues therein that the religiously unaffiliated are akin to self-appointed experts in … [Read more...] about Religious Studies Graduate Wins Distinguished Thesis Award!
Dr. Robert Hodgson, formerly a professor of Biblical Studies in Religious Studies at MSU (1986-1991), announces the publication of his three part debut novel, The Androgyne Papyrus (Amazon). Dr. Hodgson describes the novels: The Androgyne Papyrus come as a three-part semi-autobiographical religious thriller, detective story, and romance tale set on the campuses of … [Read more...] about Former REL Professor Publishes Debut Novel
by Jane Terry There are still seats available for the Study Away program in England with Dr. Leslie Baynes! May 20-27, 2016, travel with Dr. Baynes and fellow Anglophiles to Oxford, England, the visit the home of Joy Davidman and C.S. (Jack) Lewis, friend of J.R. R. Tolkien and the author of The Chronicles of Narnia, Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, and many, … [Read more...] about Still Seats Available for Study Away in England!
by Jane Terry Happy Thanksgiving! We are truly thankful for our students, faculty, and staff here at Missouri State University. May everyone have a wonderful break, plenty of family, friends, and food, and maybe enjoy some fun reading! Our Religious Studies office will be closed all week, Monday-Friday, 23-27 November, and look forward to seeing everyone on Monday, … [Read more...] about Happy Thanksgiving!
By Leslie Baynes What do horses have to do with theosis, the transformation of humanity into the image of God? Find out in this little piece Leslie Baynes wrote on C. S. Lewis, part of a series highlighting The Great Divorce on Brenton Dickieson 's blog A Pilgrim in Narnia. It also includes an exclusive interview with Lewis' stepson Douglas Gresham! … [Read more...] about Leslie Baynes Publishes in Narnia Blog