Category: Stephen Prothero

My Take: The pope is irrelevant

March 7th, 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

Earlier this week I was sitting in my office with a Catholic student discussing the upcoming election of the new pope…

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My Take: Don’t bet on a diversity pope

February 12th, 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

The United States just finished a diversity election that saw a president elected not by old, white men but by Latinos, African-Americans and Asian-Americans…

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Prothero: The Speech Today Was About Equality

January 22nd, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Fox Business, Newsmakers, Stephen Prothero 0 comments

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My Take: Obama delivers Lincoln’s Third Inaugural

January 21st, 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

Equality. That’s what today’s inauguration was about. And we have Abraham Lincoln and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to thank for it…

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Top 5 inaugural addresses

January 20th, 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

As President Barack Obama puts the finishing touches on his second inaugural address, one in which aides say Obama will take a “hopeful” tone, here are Prothero’s picks for the top five U.S. presidential inaugural addresses:…

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In Inauguration, A ‘Worship Of The Nation’

January 20th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, NPR, Stephen Prothero 0 comments

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Among the sentiments of love of country and national unity, presidential inaugurations also have a religious element…

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My Take: ‘What would George Washington do’ about Chuck Hagel?

January 17th, 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

As I have read recent neoconservative diatribes against President Obama’s nominee for secretary of defense,  former Sen. Chuck Hagel including charges that he is an anti-Semite and a full-page advertisement attacking him in The New York Times on Thursday I have asked myself, “What would George Washington do?”…

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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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