Bob Flanagan

Bob Flanagan Assistant Teaching Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Education: Ph.D., University of Iowa
Interest: Religion and Culture
Phone: 573-882-0059


My interest is in Religion and American Culture. Particular subjects about which I routinely read and think include: theories of religion and religious studies, Modernity as religion, diversity within Christianity, relationships between Christianity and other religious traditions, and the continuing importance of the thought of Henry Nelson Wieman for inquiry and teaching in religious studies. The focus of my work is promoting thoughtful conversation among undergraduate students about the religious dimension of human life, with particular reference to the various cultures in which students at the University of Missouri live.


  • RS 1100 Introduction to Religion
  • RS 1500 Religion and Culture
  • RS 2900 Contemporary Religious Thought
  • RS 2939 Religion & Human Sexuality
  • RS 2910 Religion & Contemporary Social Issues
  • RS 3710 The Reality of God