Stephen Prothero is a professor of religion at Boston University. He is the author of "The White Buddhist "and "Purified by Fire: Cremation in American Culture," He has written for "Salon "and other publications.
Stephen Prothero is a professor of religion at Boston University. He is the author of "The White Buddhist "and "Purified by Fire: Cremation in American Culture," He has written for "Salon "and other publications. See less
Prothero starts by making a compelling case for the
need to include religious literacy in our school curriculums, but then goes off the reservation with some of his proposals. Too right-wing for me. ... read more
American Jesus: How the Son of God Became a National Icon
Prothero?s goal is to search ?for the American Jesus?Jesus as he has been interpreted and reinterpreted, construed and misconstrued, in the messy midrash of American culture.? Though Prothero?s pre ... read more
Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know--And Doesn't
I found the book interesting, but somewhat disquieting in the emphasis on the need for fairly extensive knowledge of the Christian tradition, without an emphasis on the serious questions the academic ... read more
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