Cue the religion scholar! Representing faith on the big and small screen
(RNS) — Try boiling down 400 years of religious history into a few seconds.
Reza Aslan defends controversial new book on Jesus
(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 Amazon.com. But critics say Aslan has simply created his own version of Jesus.
Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan GOP ticket reflects religious shift
(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
(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.