Getting Religion

October 12, 2008
(was 06.24.2007)

How's your basic knowledge of religion? Can you name the Ten Commandments? The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism? What happens during Ramadan? In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge we'll hear an argument for why every American should know the basics of the world's religions. Also, Muslim hip hop star Lupe Fiasco, whose last CD hit the top of the rap album charts.

  1. Steve Prothero on "Religious Literacy"

    Stephen Prothero thinks it's imperative that Americans have a working knowledge of religious traditions at home and abroad to understand other peoples and our own politicians.

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  2. Lupe Fiasco on Islam and Rap

    Lupe Fiasco is a devout Muslim whose album "Food and Liquor" went to number one of the rap album charts and won three Grammy Nominations.

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  3. Elaine Pagels on "Reading Judas"

    Elaine Pagels says Judas was the favorite disciple, and the only one Jesus trusted to carry out his final command: to hand him over to the Romans.

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  4. Anne Lamott on "Grace (Eventually)"

    Anne Lamott is famous for her intensely personal and very funny style of writing. Her latest book is "Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith."

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