Religion scholars’ risky role

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Stephen Prothero

The cameras are rolling! Cue the religion scholar to compress centuries of religious history into a sound bite, elucidate complex theology in eight-word sentences — and guard against stereotyping…

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“Popular entertainment media stress ‘the opposite of what is rewarded in academia, where you burrow into arcane and narrow subjects.'”

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