Religious Studies is an academic field in which beliefs and practices are studied from a variety of disciplinary approaches such as anthropology, history, sociology, literary studies and international relations.
In religious studies different aspects of religion are studied, such as their historical developments, their myths, religious texts, spirituality, their social and political organizations, rituals, art, meditation, and festivals.
The Department of Religious Studies offers expert guidance in the study of the aspects in religions ranging from the religions of small scale societies, Hinduism, Buddhism, religions of East Asia, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and New Religious Movements.
The programs offered by the Religious Studies Department are designed to prepare students
for a wide range of career paths by developing abilities that are highly sought after
in all professions, such as critical thinking and problem-solving and effective oral
and written communication.
Chair & Professor
Religious Studies Department
A. B., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1971
M. Ed., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1976
M. A., University of Pittsburgh, 1986
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1990
2nd floor, Schultz Hall
475 E. Lockwood Ave. (Eden Theological Seminary)
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119
Department Manager: Karen Perniciarao
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