- Professor, Department of Religion, Boston University
Prothero is a Professor in the Department of Religion at Boston University and the author of numerous books on American religion.
After the egging, the pulping. In London in 2003, a protester threw an egg at University of Chicago Sanskrit scholar Wendy Doniger, who was lecturing on the popular Hindu epic the Ramayana. The egg missed its mark, but during the Q-and-A other protesters continued the assault, insisting that non-Hindus such as Doniger had no right to tell them what Hinduism is all about.
In “Zealot,” Reza Aslan argues that Jesus of Nazareth was a man at war, not a man of peace.
During a recent trip to Washington, I took in two exhibits on Thomas Jefferson at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History: one on slaves at Monticello and the other on the cut-and-paste version of the Gospels known as the Jefferson Bible.