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Religious Literacy

Stephen Prothero

What's Your Religious Literacy IQ? Quick-can you: If you can't, you're not alone. We are a religiously illiterate nation, yet despite this lack of knowledge, politicians 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 civics education problem today," says religion scholar Stephen Prothero. He makes the provocative case that to remedy this, 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 audio has to tell." Religious Literacy reveals what every American needs to know in order to confront the domestic and foreign challenges facing this country today.

What's Your Religious Literacy IQ? Quick-can you: If you can't, you're not alone. We are a religiously illiterate nation, yet despite this lack of knowledge, politicians 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 civics education problem today," says religion scholar Stephen Prothero. He makes the provocative case that to remedy this, 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 audio has to tell." Religious Literacy reveals what every American needs to know in order to confront the domestic and foreign challenges facing this country today.
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What's Your Religious Literacy IQ? Quick-can you: If you can't, you're not alone. We are a religiously illiterate nation, yet despite this lack of knowledge, politicians 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 civics education problem today," says religion scholar Stephen Prothero. He makes the provocative case that to remedy this, 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 audio has to tell." Religious Literacy reveals what every American needs to know in order to confront the domestic and foreign challenges facing this country today.

Language:

English

Length:

10h 10m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:06


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:55


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:05


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:43


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:22


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:02


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

10:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:41


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:20


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:37


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:42


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:31


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

10:22


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:11


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:53


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:48


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:54


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:35


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

10:07


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:57


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:34


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:16


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:11


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:59


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:02


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:05


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:16


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

09:11


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:54


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:08


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:42


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:12


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:50


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:06


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:53


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:14


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:10


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:59


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:34


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

09:22


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:35


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:54


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

10:37


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

11:09


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:13


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

01:09


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

02:45


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

01:56


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

02:59


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

02:06


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:19


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

01:19


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

00:27