God In America

“God in America” will be broadcast on PBS for three nights starting Oct. 11, 2010.

Stephen Prothero, a religion professor at Boston University, makes a similar point on-screen as he discusses the rising revolutionary sentiment in colonial America. “I think America is a story,” he put it. “And Americans, as they move — as they first come here, as they move west, as they move out into the world — they’re telling a story, and the story they are telling is the biblical story. I think it’s the Exodus story. They’re telling a story of the movement of a people out of slavery into freedom, out of the Old World into the New.”

From a scholar of religion, such an analysis hardly sounds shocking. The surprise of “God in America,” with its respectful though not reverential treatment of religion, is that it was created largely by self-described nonbelievers. — from New York Times article

This could be interesting.

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