God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World
March 16, 2016 – 10:30 a.m. William Saroyan Theatre
Stephen Prothero is a professor of religion at Boston University and a Senior Fellow at the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum of American History. He is the author of six books and countless articles. He is a frequent guest on NPR, and appears regularly on television news programs.
A specialist on religious traditions in the United States, Prothero argues that, although America is deeply religious, Americans know shockingly little about religion. He argues that without a grasp of religions, we are ill-equipped to understand world affairs or the motivations of political leaders.
In this lecture, Prothero provides a timely and indispensable guide to understanding the great religions. What makes each tick? What are the similarities between them? But more importantly, what are the differences?