Monday, April 21, 2008

Religious Literacy

In about an hour I will facilitate a discussion on the book Religious Literacy: What Every American Should Know -- And Doesn't by religious studies professor Stephen Prothero. The book's thesis is simple: US Americans are fairly ignorant when it comes to religion. We lack a basic knowledge of the world's religions, even though we are fairly "religious" as a nation. Prothero explores this paradox and then provides a detailed glossary of religious terms every US American should know. I highly recommend this book. If you are a JAPC member and want to join the study, you are more than welcome to join. Email me for dates and times.

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