This weekend on State of Belief, Boston University professor Stephen Prothero critiques the premise that all the world’s religions are essentially the same. He joins host Welton Gaddy to discuss his new book, God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World — And Why Their Differences Matter.
Plus, we revist Welton’s conversation with journalist and activist Ali Eteraz about his childhood in Pakistan which he chronicles in his memoir, Children Of Dust: A Memoir of Pakistan. (This interview originally aired in November 2009).
Stephen Prothero is a professor in the Department of Religion at Boston University. In addition to the recently published God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World–and Why Their Differences Matter, he also wrote the New York Times bestseller Religious Literacy: What Americans Need to Know.
Ali Eteraz is a regular contributor to The Guardian, True/Slant, and Dawn, Pakistan’s largest English speaking daily.