The Problem of Religious Illiteracy in America

Friday, November 14, 2008 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
at Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
Frank and Katrina Basile Theater, 450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN 46202

Special Venue Instructions: Free parking located at the corner of New York and West St.
Stephen Prothero
Humanities, Religion
Event Format:
Lecture, Q & A Session
Adults of all ages
Stephen Prothero

Event Description:

Though the United States is a deeply religious nation, most of its citizens are not sufficiently literate about the Bible or religious diversity. Stephen Prothero, religion department chair at Boston University and author of the New York Times bestseller, Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know—and Doesn’t, pinpoints religious illiteracy as one of our most pressing civic problems. Only by understanding the complexity of the world’s faith traditions, including the diversity within Christianity, can we imaginatively explore solutions to common concerns, understand differing world views, and engage in effective dialogue. Test your own religious literacy in the program guide and hear Dr. Prothero’s presentation. Q&A will follow. Admission is $25 ($20 for Indiana Historical Society members); $15 for students (with ID). A free book discussion will be conducted by Assistant Professor Scott Seay, at Christian Theological Seminary on November 10, 6:30 p.m. Presented by Indiana Historical Society and Christian Theological Seminary. Questions? Call 317-232-1882 or e-mail