Category: Stephen Prothero

My Take: Blood on Chinese hands in Tibetan self-immolations

January 2nd, 2013 in 2013, CNN.com, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Stephen Prothero 0 comments

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By Stephen Prothero, College of Arts & Sciences

China Daily, an English-language newspaper and a mouthpiece of the Chinese government, last week published an article called “Western Voices Question Tibetan Self-Immolation Acts.”…

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My Take: Six things I don’t want to hear after the Sandy Hook massacre

December 18th, 2012 in 2012, CNN.com, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Stephen Prothero 0 comments

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By Stephen Prothero, College of Arts & Sciences

There are a lot of things I am sick of hearing after massacres such as the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut…

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My Take: Obama’s Newtown remarks show presidents as pastors in chief

December 17th, 2012 in 2012, CNN.com, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Stephen Prothero 0 comments

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By Stephen Prothero, College of Arts & Sciences

Presidents wear a lot of hats…

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Column: What James Madison would tell Grover Norquist

December 9th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Stephen Prothero, USA Today 0 comments

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By Stephen Prothero, College of Arts & Sciences

American politics has a pledge problem, and Grover Norquist isn’t the only offender. In addition to Norquist’s anti-tax increase pledge, there is the liberal Contract for the American Dream of MoveOn.org, plus a host of additional pledges for and against both abortion rights and and gay marriage…

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My Take: A multireligious Thanksgiving

November 22nd, 2012 in 2012, CNN.com, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Stephen Prothero 0 comments

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By Stephen Prothero, College of Arts & Sciences

A few years ago, I came across a high school textbook on U.S. history that stumbled badly when it tried to describe the first Thanksgiving…

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Column: Why Obama cried

November 16th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Stephen Prothero, USA Today 0 comments

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By Stephen Prothero, College of Arts & Sciences

In Righteous Republic, a new history of the founding of modern India, Ananya Vajpeyi observes that countries today are caught in a fundamental contradiction…

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My Take: 7 Ways religious diversity played in the election

November 9th, 2012 in 2012, CNN.com, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Stephen Prothero 0 comments

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By Stephen Prothero, College of Arts & Sciences

“It’s demography, stupid!” is the new mantra for analyzing the 2012 election, in which African Americans, Asian Americans and Latinos cast their votes in overwhelming numbers for President Obama…

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My Take: Elections are the rite of our American republic

November 7th, 2012 in 2012, CNN.com, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Stephen Prothero 0 comments

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By Stephen Prothero, College of Arts & Sciences

Some believe that the United States is held together by a common creed…

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My Take: Counting the Bible’s words doesn’t yield a Republican Jesus

November 5th, 2012 in 2012, CNN.com, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Stephen Prothero 0 comments

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By Stephen Prothero, College of Arts & Sciences

Over the last few days I have fielded hundreds of angry e-mails from pro-Mitt Romney evangelicals about a recent Belief Blog post in which I took Billy Graham and other white evangelicals to task for turning Jesus into a water boy for the Republican Party…

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My Take: I’ve got my money on the Church of Nate Silver

November 2nd, 2012 in 2012, CNN.com, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Stephen Prothero 0 comments

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By Stephen Prothero, College of Arts & Sciences

Nearly three centuries ago, in Colonial New England in the midst of a religious revival now remembered as the Great Awakening, settled ministers in local congregations complained bitterly about itinerant revivalists sweeping into town and whipping their parishioners into a frenzy…

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