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Experiencing scripture through the five senses

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New book explores the role that the five senses play in understanding biblical text.

Our weekly program, Missouri State Journal, is a collaboration between KSMU Radio and Missouri State University. It's hosted and produced by MSU's Office of Strategic Communication, and it airs each Tuesday morning at 9:45 a.m. on KSMU. 

Humans have five senses: Vision, hearing, touch, smell and taste. All five senses play a key role in daily life, but they can also help us explore literature in a more profound way.

Dr. Victor Matthews, dean of Missouri State University’s College of Humanities and Public Affairs, wrote a book that explores scripture by using the five senses.

In his new book, “Experiencing Scripture: The Five Senses in Biblical Interpretation,” readers will explore the role that the senses play in understanding biblical text.

Matthews shares more about his new book.

Read the full audio script.

Adair Seifert has worked at Missouri State University since 2022. She’s currently the content strategist in the Office of Strategic Communication. She is a content creator and social media manager and has a BS in communication studies from Evangel University.