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Stephen Prothero

'The American Bible' Collects The Texts Americans Argue About

Religion News Service | Daniel Burke | Posted 07.04.2012 | Religion

(RNS) Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address" radically reinterpreted the Declaration of Independence. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a ...

Is Anders Breivik A 'Christian Terrorist'?

Posted 09.25.2011 | Religion

By David Gibson c. 2011 Religion News Service (RNS) The mass murders in Oslo have raised a host of agonizing questions, but few have such an ancie...

Trump Presidency Doesn't Have A Prayer

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 06.14.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

The insurmountable hurdle to a Trump presidency is religion. Like it or not, there is a spiritual litmus test for the presidency and Trump undoubtedly would not pass.

WATCH: Stephen Colbert Asks: Which Religion Should I Try Next?

Posted 05.30.2011 | Religion

On Tuesday night's (March 29) episode of The Colbert Report, special guest Stephen Prothero joined the host for a wide-ranging discussion of the world...

Gravitating to an Unplugged Life

Tanya Schevitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tanya Schevitz

Stephen Prothero, author of "God is Not One," and chief editorial consultant for the PBS "God in America" series, announced with seeming surprise, "I survived!" after taking the Sabbath Manifesto "Unplug Challenge."

Who Says All Religions Are the Same?

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

The truth is, religions are both different and alike, depending on where one looks. And we need to look at the whole picture, because when we lean too far in either direction we lose our balance.

WaPo 'On Faith': The Differences Between Religions Are Significant But Not Ultimate

The Washington Post | David Wolpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Religions are not the same. One claims a man can become God; another claims the distance between human and God is unbridgeable. One claims that God is...

Questions for Stephen Prothero, Author of God Is Not One

Benyamin Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Benyamin Cohen

I caught up with Stephen Prothero, author of God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World -- And Why Their Differences Matter, to chat with him about religious zealotry, atheists, and Islamic pride.

Stephen Prothero Interview: The Many Forms of Faith

Nicole Neroulias Gupte | Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion
Nicole Neroulias Gupte

In Stephen Prothero's new book, what seems like an intense conflict is ultimately just a marketing gimmick.

God Is Not One -- But Religions May Be

Andrew Pessin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Andrew Pessin

All religions may well be ultimately the same, Prothero's book notwithstanding -- systems of practices and beliefs that share many of the same attributes and values, including, perhaps ironically, that of not being literally true.

Stephen Colbert Author Interview: Stephen Prothero On The 8 Religions That Rule The World And Why Their Differences Matter (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Stephen Prothero, Boston University professor and author of the new book "God Is Not One," spoke to Stephen Colbert last night about his book and why ...

Stephen Prothero's Jewish Problem

Menachem Wecker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Menachem Wecker

There are a lot of good things to say about Stephen Prothero's God Is Not One, but he gets disgracefully sloppy in his chapter on Judaism.

Choking at the Intellectual Feast

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Mark Joseph

As I wrote previously, this weekend I'm attending the fascinating Renaissance Weekend in Santa Monica, an event which brings to mind that infamous Rob...