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Stephen Prothero

Stephen Prothero is a professor in the Department of Religion at Boston University and the author of numerous books on religion in America.

Boston University New York Times United States

5 of 5 stars to God Is Not One by Stephen R. Prothero
s new episode examining religion as a reflection of society it's in. Reminds me of Stephen Prothero's "American Jesus"
Really excellent short interview by discussing today's culture wars, GOP motivations, etc:
"Useful, instructive reading for all voters in this election year." "Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars"
Stephen Prothero: I cannot shake the suspicion that Sanders is the most Christian candidate in the 2016 race
I really enjoy this intetview with Prof. via
Stephen Prothero As a historian, I have to say that Trump is no anomaly via
Stephen Prothero's RELIGIOUS LITERACY is on sale for Kindle, only $1.99!!.
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2 of 5 stars to Religious Literacy by Stephen R. Prothero
Plug for Stephen Prothero Religious Literacy by USA as religiously illiterate but very religious
"More than 10 percent of Americans believe that Joan of Arc was Noah’s wife. Only 50 percent can name one of the four Gospels and less than half can name the first book of the Bible." Stephen Prothero
Anyone have these books for PHI210 - Philosophy of Worldviews? God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World--and Why Their Differences Matter by Stephen Prothero Spirit of Rainforest (Island Lake Press) by Ritchie Islam:Religion,History,& Civilization by Seyyed Hossein Nasr UNIVERSE NEXT DOOR by James W. Sire Willing to rent or buy :)
Stephen Prothero says it doesn't help to pretend all the major religions are the same.
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“Even if religion makes no sense to you, you need to make sense of religion to make sense of the world.” -Stephen Prothero, God is not One
"The idea of religious tolerance has morphed into the straightjacket of religious agreement." Stephen Prothero
Is anyone selling the book God Is Not One by Stephen Prothero?
Has anyone read "God is Not One" by Stephen Prothero? It's not my choice read, it's for a class.
Please join us at our upcoming event with Stephen Prothero! It will take place Sunday, January 26 at 3:00 p.m. at the New Vic Theatre, 33 W. Victoria Street, Santa Barbara! Looking forward to seeing you all there.
Happy new years. Loving this new year with Kristin Dustin Seppel her family and my love Stephen Prothero!!!
My goals for 2014 are to get a job get a 2 bedroom with my love. Start getting everything like toddler bed clothes all that stuff. Get signed up for my parenting classes. Get stable to get my baby back. Get my thyroid stable. Be the best girlfriend for Stephen Prothero. Then when everything is ready I will go back to court to see if I can get my son back.
"Like the Buddha, Confucius saw the ego as a weapon of mass destruction that horribly distorts our ability to see things as they really are and kills by flattery along the way." Stephen Prothero - from God Is Not One.
In The Wall Street Journal, Stephen Prothero writes that Seattle Pastor Mark Driscoll is updating American tradition by calling for a more macho redeemer.
Talk by author Stephen Prothero at the Lee Institute (@ Ladue Chapel)
It's an exciting time to plant a multiethnic church. The next Pope could be Filipino (Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle), and the next President could be Cuban American (Marco Rubio)
Have you met Stephen Prothero? he also teaches at B.U. and his book God Is Not One was a good read
1/2 Stephen Prothero argues that it is the lack of imagery of God that we have to reckon with our own finitude&humility. He also posits that
Re-read Stephen Prothero's piece on the 'empty chair' of Balinese Hinduism as it intersects w/ Christianity
BU Religion professor Stephen Prothero - We need less religion in our politics & less politics in our religion...
Prothero on Religion & Politics: Stephen Prothero is one of America’s leading scholars on the relationship betwe...
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SINERS!!! Is Billy Graham (and others of his ilk) a law-breaker? Stephen Prothero seems to think so:
Early last year the OHF Book Club that I moderate read "God Is Not One" by Stephen Prothero.  It's an analysis of several world religions, and it begins with an interesting conceit.  Prothero is opposed to the Perennial Philosophy, which posits that all religions are one, …
Gettysburg Address 2.0: I'm struck by how this inaugural address was in many respects a reworking of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. There Lincoln read the founding through the Declaration of Independence, arguing that America was FOUNDED on the principle of equality. And he urged his fellow Americans to make that equality so, racially. Here Obama did the same, evoking Jefferson, Lincoln, and King to argue that equality is our "common creed" and challenging us to make it so, now in terms not only of race but also of gender and sexual orientation (Selma/Seneca Falls/Stonewall). A surprisingly strong speech. ~Stephen Prothero
Stephen Prothero, the New York Times bestselling author of Religious Literacy, makes a fresh and provocative argument that, c...
I differ from Stephen Prothero. I think Franklin Graham and Ralph Reed know that there is no god, but love power.
To all of those whom think Obama is a MUSLIM please read! Editor’s Note: Stephen Prothero, a Boston University religion scholar and author of “The American Bible: How Our Words Unite, Divide, and Define a Nation,” is a regular CNN Belief Blog contributor. By Stephen Prothero, Special to CNN Before I comment on a new survey on religion and the presidency, I want to say one thing: Barack Obama is not a Muslim. The U.S. president does not observe the Five Pillars of Islam. He does not worship in a mosque. He does not call himself a Muslim. Why not? BECAUSE HE IS NOT A MUSLIM! Also, Mitt Romney is not a Hindu. He does not believe in reincarnation. He does not worship the Hindu god Shiva. He does not self-identify as a Hindu. Why not? BECAUSE HE IS NOT A HINDU! I say this, and I do so in capital letters with exclamation points, because of a survey released Thursday by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life regarding voter perceptions of the religious beliefs of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. The people a ...
FYI: For an excellent article, try (My Take, by Stephen Prothero) "Billy Graham & Ralph Reed Are Putting Politics Before God" might want to Google it up!
The Center for Interreligious Engagement cordially invites you to attend an evening of lecture and discussion onReligious Divides in America: From Jefferson to Limbaugh with Stephen Prothero.
Stephen Prothero, chair of the religion department at the College of Arts and Sciences, speaks about his new book, the New York Times best seller Religious L...
I realize that I'm a real nerd based on the fact that I'm every bit as excited to have met Stephen Prothero and had him sign my book as I would be if I'd met Geddy Lee and had him sign my Rush albums.
Thanks to the Aurora Massacre there’s been a lot of loose talk about Miss God (see above) and what she was up to regarding it. To take but one example at CNN’s website Holy Dweeb (aka. “Belief Blog Contributor”) Stephen Prothero
For a better account of Jefferson, read "The American Bible" by Stephen Prothero. Or Christopher Hitchens' short biography of Jefferson.
Stephen Prothero: Thomas Jefferson was no religious stalwart. But there is a broader issue about the use/abuse of our 'civil' scriptures.
Column: Our least Christian president: Stephen Prothero: Thomas Jefferson was no religious stalwart. Bu...
"Thomas Jefferson was a Founding Father not only of the United States of America but also of today's Jesus nation."Stephen Prothero
So we heard the confirmation of what percentage of Americans know versus don't know (that there is a Divine Power, who is God, (on John King USA CNN). Stephen Prothero, author of "God is not One," and "Religious Literacy, What Every American Needs to Know-And Doesn't" was guest, and he reminded us that it's only about 3%, who are still atheists in America, or shall we say in the whole world. Yes, according to the CIA World Factbook, that is correct. Moreover, there’s about 2.1 billion Christians, and about 1.2 billion Muslims. If there’s supposedly 6 billion people in the world and atleast about five other religion practiced, it is clear, none could surpass Christianity in number. This was why it was shocking for a Dean of one of the schools of a renown university, to recently open her mouth at her school’s graduation ceremony, and as the first statement, said, ”it is a myth that Christianity is the most predominant religion in the world. It’s not." What? Excuse us? The only way this statemen ...
Memorial Day, The Bible & the American Opt-In: Stephen Prothero is the author of the book “The American Bible: H...
In The Wall Street Journal's Houses of Worship column, Stephen Prothero writes that Americans disagree, but we share a collection of core texts that 'we the people' regard as authoritative.
Rachel Held Evans, Ed Stetzer, Ryan McGee, Stephen Prothero, & Richard Lugar all have something in common - this post:
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