Anthony T. Browder sits with Rock Newman to discuss religion and it’s origin



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Anthony T. Browder sits with Rock Newman on THE ROCK NEWMAN SHOW to discuss the origin of religion, and the origin of concepts that are commonly used in the world’s religions today. Concepts that millions are familiar with, but may have no idea where they actually started.

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Eddie Griffin On Christians, Muslims, Bible, Jesus and Religion



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www.EddieGriffin.com | Eddie Griffin is a popular American actor & comedian who is listed as one of Comedy Central’s Top 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comics of All Time. Eddie Griffin performs regularly at the Rio Las Vegas & his stand-up comedy show is currently touring the USA. Comedy influences include Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, Lenny Bruce, Red Foxx, George Carlin, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock & others.
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Church Without Religion: Staying Dead to Sin – Message Only



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Have you ever wondered why, if we have new lives in Christ, do we still struggle so much with sin in our lives. Shouldn’t those living the new life in Christ experience more freedom over temptation and sin? Maybe the problem is that you’re dealing with sin religiously, and its time to try a different method!

What Comes After Religion



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The debate between believers and atheists usually goes nowhere. The real issue is: what should fill the gaps created by the end of widespread belief? What should fill the God-shaped hole?
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LET THE BIBLE SPEAK – Can You Recommend Your Religion?



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In Psalm 66:16, the Psalmist says “I will declare what he has done for my soul.” This is his way of saying “I want to recommend my religion to others.” Do you have a religion worth recommending? Evangelist Kevin Presley puts your religion to three crucial tests.

Do Atheists View Religion as a Cult | Rose – Missouri | Atheist Experience 22.52



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The Atheist Experience 22.52 December 30, 2018 with Tracie Harris & Jen Peeples.

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The ‘African’ in African American Religion



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On March 6, 2008, Eddie Glaude, Jr., the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African-American Studies at Princeton University and a core faculty member in the Center for African American Studies, delivered this lecture in the Race and Ethnicity in the Study of Religion Speaker Series lecture. The event, held in Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, was sponsored by the Religion and Society Colloquium, in conjunction with the Dean’s Office, Harvard Divinity School, and the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, Harvard University.

Bart Ehrman and Michael Shermer: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World



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On Sunday, February 18, 2018, Professor Bart D. Ehrman and Dr. Michael B. Shermer connect via home-office computers to discuss Bart’s book: The Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World. This interview is part of the Science Salon series, number eighteen. Dialogues are hosted by Michael Shermer and presented by The Skeptics Society, in California.

In Bart’s book, The Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World, Dr. Ehrman explores how a tiny sect of just 20 people at the time of Jesus’ crucifixion in 30 CE became 25 to 35 million Christians by 400 CE. Imagine if the couple of dozen Branch Davidians living near Waco, Texas in early 1990s, instead of being incinerated by Federal agents in a botched stand-off, went on to convert two billion people around the world to their religion. That is what early Christians did. How did they do that?

Shermer and Ehrman also discuss the modern atheism movement, how Jesus became a Republican in the second half of the 20th century, the intractable (for Christians) problem of evil, the problem of identity for Jesus (how could he be both man and God?), what pre-Christian pagans believed about the gods, what early Christians had to offer pagans that other religions didn’t, how religions invented the afterlife and what people believed before the rise of Christianity about what happens after you die, and other fascinating topics.

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Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He came to UNC in 1988, after four years of teaching at Rutgers University. At UNC he has served as both the Director of Graduate Studies and the Chair of the Department of Religious Studies. A graduate of Wheaton College (Illinois), Professor Ehrman received both his Masters of Divinity and Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary, where his 1985 doctoral dissertation was awarded magna cum laude.

Dr. Michael B. Shermer holds a master’s degree in experimental psychology at the California State University, Fullerton. He is an American science writer, historian of science, founder of The Skeptics Society, and editor-in-chief of its magazine Skeptic, which is largely devoted to investigating pseudoscientific and supernatural claims. Shermer engages in debates on topics pertaining to pseudoscience and religion in which he emphasizes scientific skepticism.

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2017 Alumnus of the Year Lecture by John Corrigan: “Religion, Emotion, and History”



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John Corrigan (PhD’82), the Lucius Moody Bristol Distinguished Professor of Religion and Professor of History at Florida State University in Tallahassee, is the Divinity School Alumnus of the Year for 2017.

He is the author or editor of numerous books, including, most recently, Emptiness: Feeling Christian in America (University of Chicago Press, 2015). His works encompass American religious history, the history of emotion, and the digital humanities. Other titles include Business of the Heart: Religion and Emotion in the Nineteenth Century (University of California Press, 2002); Jews, Christians, Muslims: A Comparative Introduction to Monotheistic Religions (coauthor, Routledge, 2015), and Deep Maps and Spatial Narratives (coedited with David Bodenhamer and Trevor Harris, Indiana University Press, 2015).

Professor Corrigan holds a number of editorial positions: he is editor-in-chief of the Oxford Encyclopedia of American Religion, editor of the Chicago History of American Religion book series published by the University of Chicago Press, and co-editor of The Spatial Humanities book series at Indiana University Press. He was co-editor of the journal Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture (formerly edited by Divinity School faculty Jerald Brauer and Martin E. Marty) from 2003-2016.

Prof. Corrigan has several forthcoming books: How Do We Study Religion and Emotion?, ed., (Duke University Press, 2017); The Business Turn in American Religious History, ed., with Amanda Porterfield and Darren Grem (Oxford University Press, 2017); Religious Spaces in the Atlantic World, ed., (University of South Carolina Press, 2017); and Religious Violence and American Foreign Policy (University of Chicago Press).

His research has been supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Humanities Center, and the Fulbright Program. The many PhDs he has trained teach in universities throughout North America.

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Religion in the United States



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Religion in the United States is characterized by a diversity of religious beliefs and practices. Various religious faiths have flourished, as well as perished, in the United States. A majority of Americans report that religion plays a “very important” role in their lives, a proportion unique among developed nations.
The majority of Americans (73%) identify themselves as Christians and about 20% have no religious affiliation. According to the American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS) (2008) 76% of the American adult population identified themselves as Christians, with 51% professing attendance at a variety of churches that could be considered Protestant or unaffiliated, and 25% professing Catholic beliefs. The same survey says that other religions (including, for example, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, and Hinduism) collectively make up about 4% of the adult population, another 15% of the adult population claim no religious affiliation, and 5.2% said they did not know, or they refused to reply. According to a 2012 survey by the Pew forum, 36 percent of Americans state that they attend services nearly every week or more.

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Ethical Scholarship: Gender, Religion, and Difference



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The 2015-16 Women’s Studies in Religion Program (WSRP) Research Associates share their thoughts on the ethical responsibility of scholars to be engaged in the study of gender.

Each year, WSRP brings five scholars in gender from around the world to pursue research on women and religion and to enrich the experience of our students.

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00:00 Welcome by Ann D. Braude, Director of the Women’s Studies in Religion Program and Senior Lecturer on American Religious History, Harvard Divinity School

03:55 Introductions

06:35 Septemmy Lakawa, Jakarta Theological Seminary

10:33 Susanna Drake, Macalester College

16:36 Yuhang Li, University of Wisconsin at Madison

25:00 Grace Nono, University of the Philippines

33:16 Lynne Gerber, University of California, Berkeley

Carnal Christians Won’t Follow Any Man



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