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Stephen Prothero (Part 2)

Stephen Prothero (Part 2)

November 7, 2010 | WGVU   Stephen Prothero returns to Common Threads. His latest book is called, God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World and Why Their Differences Matter. Stephen will be speaking at Fountain St. Church in Grand Rapids on Wednesday, November 10th at 7:00pm. His talk is titled,  "Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know -- and Doesn't."

Stephen has commented on religion on dozens of National Public Radio programs, and on television on CNN, NBC, MSNBC, FOX, and PBS. He was also a guest on "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart and "The Oprah Winfrey Show." A regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and USA Today, he has also written for the New York Times, Slate, Salon, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Boston Globe. Prothero received his BA from Yale in American Studies and his PhD in the Study of Religion from Harvard.


Coming up On Common Threads

Buddhism in West Michigan   Aug-24-14  
Our guest is Hung Su Steve Sampson of the Grand Rapids Zen Center and Buddhist Temple. Steve joins us to talk about Buddhism in West Michigan.

Recent Common Threads Segments...
The Faithful Scribe (Part 2)   Aug-17-14  
Shahan Mufti returns for part two of our conversation. Shahan is the author of 'The Faithful Scribe: A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family, and War,' a book about the cultural and religious roots of modern Pakistan.
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The Faithful Scribe   Aug-10-14  
Our guest is Shahan Mufti, author of 'The Faithful Scribe: A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family, and War,' a book about the cultural and religious roots of modern Pakistan.
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Alaknanda Bagchi (Part 2)   Aug-03-14  
Alaknanda Bagchi returns to Common Threads to continue our conversation. Alaknanda is the translator of 'Of Ascetics and Emperors: Teachings of an Indian Sage.'
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Of Ascetics and Emperors   Jul-27-14  
Our guest is Alaknanda Bagchi, translator of the work 'Of Ascetics and Emperors: Teachings of an Indian Sage.'
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Sheldon Kopperl (Part 2)   Jul-16-14  
Sheldon Kopperl joins us for part two of our conversation on how Jews view the Bible. Dr. Kopperl is a GVSU Professor, a lay adult and religious school educator at Temple Emanuel Grand Rapids and is on the board of the Interfaith Dialogue Association.
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