God the Bestseller: How One Editor Transformed American Religion a Book at a Time


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6.34 X 9.23 X 1.26 inches | 1.16 pounds

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About the Author

Stephen Prothero is the New York Times bestselling author of Religious Literacy and God Is Not One and a professor of religion at Boston University. His work has been featured on the cover of TIME magazine, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, NPR, and other top national media outlets. He writes and reviews for the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, The Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Salon, Slate, and other publications. Visit the author at www.stephenprothero.com or follow his tweets @sprothero.


This is a major book that fills a huge hole in our understanding of the 20th century development of the idea that "all religions are one." The discovery of the papers of Eugene Exman has enabled Prothero to establish how Exman, as publisher and spiritual seeker, cultivated a network of like-minded writers whose books promoted a claim that fundamentally reshaped the popular understanding of religion in the U.S. and beyond. -- Ann Taves, Distinguished Professor (Emerita), Department of Religious Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara

"Nobody has heard of Eugene Exman of Harper & Row, but if you wonder what you believe and where you first read about it, he is the likely source. Exman transformed culture through his popular eye. One of our most acute observers of modern American religion takes the life work of an editor and shows how he opened the study of religion to the world." -- Kathryn Lofton, Yale University

"Prothero delivers penetrating takes on the ways religion interacted with popular culture during a period of change, and the whole is fortified by deep research. This fascinates." -- Publishers Weekly