Religious Literacy

Written By Stephen Prothero
Religious Literacy
  • Publsiher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 13 October 2009
  • ISBN : 0061856215
  • Pages : 384 pages
  • Rating : 3/5 from 17 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Religious Literacy written by Stephen Prothero which was release on 13 October 2009, this book published by Harper Collins. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: The United States is one of the most religious places on earth, but it is also a nation of shocking religious illiteracy. Only 10 percent of American teenagers can name all five major world religions and 15 percent cannot name any. Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe that the Bible holds the answers to all or most of life's basic questions, yet only half of American adults can name even one of the four gospels and most Americans cannot name the first book of the Bible. Despite this lack of basic knowledge, politicians and pundits continue to root public policy arguments in religious rhetoric whose meanings are missed—or misinterpreted—by the vast majority of Americans. "We have a major civic problem on our hands," says religion scholar Stephen Prothero. He makes the provocative case that to remedy this problem, we should return to teaching religion in the public schools. Alongside "reading, writing, and arithmetic," religion ought to become the "Fourth R" of American education. Many believe that America's descent into religious illiteracy was the doing of activist judges and secularists hell-bent on banishing religion from the public square. Prothero reveals that this is a profound misunderstanding. "In one of the great ironies of American religious history," Prothero writes, "it was the nation's most fervent people of faith who steered us down the road to religious illiteracy. Just how that happened is one of the stories this book has to tell." Prothero avoids the trap of religious relativism by addressing both the core tenets of the world's major religions and the real differences among them. Complete with a dictionary of the key beliefs, characters, and stories of Christianity, Islam, and other religions, Religious Literacy reveals what every American needs to know in order to confront the domestic and foreign challenges facing this country today.

Religious Literacy

Religious Literacy
  • Author : Stephen Prothero
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0061856215
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Summary : The United States is one of the most religious places on earth, but it is also a nation of shocking religious illiteracy. Only 10 percent of American teenagers can name all five major world religions and 15 percent cannot name any. Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe that the Bible holds the answers ...

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007
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  • Publisher : Elijah Muhammad Books
  • Release Date : 2008-11-06
  • Total pages : 98
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Total pages : 192
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Total pages : 74
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  • Author : Steve Urick
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2014-07-25
  • Total pages : 152
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Summary : Islam, which began fourteen hundred years ago in Arabia, claims to be the one true religion, given to mankind by the one true God, Allah, and his lone messenger, Muhammad. It has since grown to almost 1.5 billion followers today and is quickly growing. Islam claims to be a “peaceful” religion, ...

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  • Publisher : Africa Research and Publications
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 331
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Summary : Islam in this twenty-first century is caught up in a vortex of three inter-related forces – globalization, international terrorism, and the rise of the American Empire. Mazrui examines those forces from the perspective of the rise and fall of civilizations, ranging from the creation of the state of Israel to the ...

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  • Release Date : 1990
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