2014 Religion and Civil Society Lecture: Stephen Prothero on Religious Literacy


The 2014 Religion and Civil Society Lectures Series Presents Stephen Prothero on: 


Religious Literacy: Why it’s Essential Knowledge in Today’s Global Environment


Thursday, October 16 @ 7:00 pm. (Kellogg Auditorium)

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Stephen Prothero is a professor in the Department of Religion at Boston University and the author of numerous books, most recently The American Bible: How Our Words Unite, Divide, and Define a Nation (HarperOne 2012), God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World–and Why Their Differences Matter (HarperOne, 2010) and the New York Times bestseller Religious Literacy: What Americans Need to Know (HarperOne, 2007). He has commented on religion on dozens of National Public Radio programs, and on television on CNN, NBC, MSNBC, FOX, and PBS. He was also a guest on “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart, “The Colbert Report,” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” He was also the chief editorial consultant for the six-hour WGBH/PBS television series “God in America” (2010). A regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and USA Today, he has also written for the New York Times, Slate, Salon, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Boston Globe. In 2010 he was invited to speak about religious literacy at the White House. During 2012-13 he will be a fellow at the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History. Prothero received his BA from Yale in American Studies and his PhD in the Study of Religion from Harvard. He lives on Cape Cod, and he tweets @sprothero.


This event is co-sponsored by The Institute for the Study of Christianity & Culture and:

MSU Department of Religious Studies