Stephen Prothero

explains why

God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World — And Why Their Differences Matter

Date

May
6
Thursday
May 6, 2010
7:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

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This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store is pleased to welcome religion scholar and bestselling author STEPHEN PROTHERO for a conversation about his new book, God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World—And Why Their Differences Matter.

“So all religions lead to God? That is certainly the foundation for a widespread and well-meaning modern assumption. But as Stephen Prothero shows us in this erudite and very wide-ranging study, the world’s different faiths differ enormously in their essentials as well as their incidental manifestations, and any serious consideration of the role of religion must begin by recognizing that fact. God Is Not One is an elegant and thoughtful study that challenges much of what we think we know about the great religions.” — Philip Jenkins (Jesus Wars)

“This book could well be the most highly readable, accurate, and up-to-date introduction to the world’s major religions. It does so by avoiding either polemics or the naive equating of them all as merely different paths to the same summit. Prothero faces the real differences among them squarely, but demonstrates how these differences can enrich, not prevent, dialogue and cooperation." —Harvey Cox (The Future of Faith)

Stephen Prothero
Stephen Prothero

Stephen Prothero

Stephen Prothero is the bestselling author of Religious Literacy and God Is Not One, and a professor of religion at Boston University. His work has been featured on the cover of Time magazine, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, National Public Radio, and other top national media outlets. He writes and reviews for the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Salon, Slate, and other publications. He lives on Cape Cod with his family. www.stephenprothero.com

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