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Religious Literacy What Every American Needs to Know--And Doesn't

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ISBN-10: 0060859520

ISBN-13: 9780060859527

Edition: 2008

Authors: Stephen Prothero

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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. …    
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 3/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.594

Introduction
The Problem
A Nation of Religious Illiterates
Religion Matters
The Past
Eden (What We Once Knew)
The Fall (How We Forgot)
The Proposal
Redemption (What to Do?)
A Dictionary of Religious Literacy
Religious Literacy Quiz
Further Reading
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index