Stephen Prothero


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Accessed April 19, 2017.

Stephen Prothero is an author and professor in the Department of Religion at Boston University. His website is a good introduction to this book and other material he has produced. The site features clips of appearances from the Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the Colbert Report, which is another way of noting that Prothero often comments on current religious affairs in America and does so in a way that is accessible to many. You can also find his blog that is published through CNN’s Belief Blog. Sometimes, the headlines are controversial. For example, one blog is titled “The Pope is Irrelevant.” However, if you read the post he points out several ways in which the current pope (2014) is vital to a rich Roman Catholic experience. Prothero provides accessible commentary behind headlines that have religious implications. Reading Prothero might help a local pastor become clearer on what she or he believes and how to communicate that to the congregation. Prothero is the author of {{The American Bible: How Our Words Unite, Divide, and Define a Nation | http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062190611/the-american-bible}} (published by HarperOne in 2012).

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