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Stephen Prothero

My religious knowledge — and yours

By Mark Silk — July 25, 2019

(RNS) — Both could stand some improvement.

Cue the religion scholar! Representing faith on the big and small screen

By Cathy Lynn Grossman — December 1, 2017

(RNS) — Try boiling down 400 years of religious history into a few seconds.

Reza Aslan defends controversial new book on Jesus

By Bob Smietana — August 2, 2013

(RNS) Reza Aslan’s controversial new book about Jesus is about to make him a best-selling author. “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” has already reached No. 1 on But critics say Aslan has simply created his own version of Jesus.

Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan GOP ticket reflects religious shift

By Cathy Lynn Grossman — August 21, 2012

(RNS) The 2012 GOP ticket _ two Christians who are neither evangelical nor mainline Protestants _ isn't a major marker of social change, experts say, but rather a refection of today's wider, less brand-specific Christian culture. By Cathy Lynn Grossman.

‘The American Bible’ collects the texts that We the People love to fight about

By Daniel Burke — July 3, 2012

(RNS) There are certain speeches, songs, books, letters, laws, and axioms that Americans appreciate enough to argue about, says religion scholar Stephen Prothero. By Daniel Burke.

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