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On religious literacy: an introductory reading list

  • Andre Comte-Sponville, The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality (Penguin, 2007)
  • Alain de Botton, Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer’s Guide to the Uses of Religion (Pantheon, 2012)
  • William E. Paden, Interpreting the Sacred: Ways of Viewing Religion (Beacon, 2003)
  • Stephen Prothero, Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know—and Doesn’t (HarperSanFrancisco, 2007)
  • Stephen Prothero, God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World—and Why Their Differences Matter (HarperOne, 2010)
  • Huston Smith, The Illustrated World’s Religions: A Guide to Our Wisdom Traditions (HarperSanFrancisco, 1994)
  • Paul Woodruff, Reverence: Renewing a Forgotten Virtue (Oxford University, 2001)

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