Religious Literacy

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Sinopse

What's Your Religious Literacy IQ? Quick—can you:

  • Name the four Gospels?
  • Name a sacred text of Hinduism?
  • Name the holy book of Islam?
  • Name the first five books of the Hebrew Bible or the Christian Old Testament?Name the Ten Commandments?
  • Name the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism?

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.

Capítulos

  • Chapter 001

    Duração: 08min
  • Chapter 002

    Duração: 10min
  • Chapter 003

    Duração: 08min
  • Chapter 004

    Duração: 11min
  • Chapter 005

    Duração: 06min
  • Chapter 006

    Duração: 11min
  • Chapter 007

    Duração: 10min
  • Chapter 008

    Duração: 10min
  • Chapter 009

    Duração: 11min
  • Chapter 010

    Duração: 09min
  • Chapter 011

    Duração: 09min
  • Chapter 012

    Duração: 10min
  • Chapter 013

    Duração: 08min
  • Chapter 014

    Duração: 09min
  • Chapter 015

    Duração: 11min
  • Chapter 016

    Duração: 05min
  • Chapter 017

    Duração: 05min
  • Chapter 018

    Duração: 11min
  • Chapter 019

    Duração: 07min
  • Chapter 020

    Duração: 05min
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