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Getting Religion
"Getting Religion"
Getting Religion
Stephen Prothero chairs the religion department at Boston University. He tells Steve Paulson why he thinks it's imperative that Americans have a working knowledge of religious traditions at home and abroad. Lupe Fiasco is a devout Muslim whose rap album won three Grammy Nominations. Fiasco tells Anne Strainchamps why his album begins with a prayer. "Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know - and Doesn't."
by Stephen Prothero

Food and Liquor
Lupe Fiasco
Also in this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, religious historian Elaine Pagels talks to Steve Paulson about the book she's written with Karen King. It's called "Reading Judas." 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.

Anne Lamott is famous for her intensely personal and very funny style of writing. Her latest book is "Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith." She tells Anne Strainchamps how she found God after being raised by atheists and becoming a drunk and drug addict. She liked the music, and she finally surrendered.