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20:12

Defending The Faith, And Morality, Of NonBelievers.

What does it mean to be Good Without God? Greg Epstein, Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University, asks this question in his new book, which explores the faith of the nonreligious. It may sound like a contradiction, but Epstein believes that human ethics are independent of belief in a supernatural power.

06:28

Randall Balmer on Growing up Evangelical

The journalist and professor hosted the PBS series, "Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America," which aired in 1993. There's also a companion book to it, with the same title. He tells Terry about his experiences being raised by Christian fundamentalist parents. (Rebroadcast)

15:24

The Marketing of Religion.

History professor and author R. Laurence Moore. His new book is "Selling God: American Religion in the Marketplace of Culture." (Oxford) Moore explores the relationship between spiritualism and consumerism in this country over a two-century span. He develops his theses with examples from the lives as such American personalities as P. T. Barnum, Cecil B. DeMille and Sylvester Graham, inventor of the Graham cracker.

17:28

Founder of Operation Rescue Randall Terry.

Founder of the anti-abortion group, "Operation Rescue," Randall Terry. Recently, his group tried to stop abortions by blocking access to clinics in seven cities across the United States, including Philadelphia. Terry also has a new book, "Why does a nice guy like me keep getting thrown in jail?" (Huntington House Pub., Lafayette, LA; Resistance Press, Windsor, N.Y.) (REBROADCAST. Originally aired 7/20/93.)

22:59

A Journey into the World of Evangelicals.

Journalist and professor Randall Balmer. He hosted the PBS series, "Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America," which aired in May. Balmer is Associate Professor of Religion at Barnard College, Columbia University.

22:53

Founder of Operation Rescue Randall Terry.

Founder of the anti-abortion group, "Operation Rescue," Randall Terry. Last week his group tried to stop abortions by blocking access to clinics in seven cities across the United States, including Philadelphia. TERRY also has a new book, "Why does a nice guy like me keep getting thrown in jail?" (Huntington House Pub., Lafayette, LA; Resistance Press, Windsor, N.Y.)

51:39

A Discussion on the Role of Religion

In light of the holiday season, Terry Gross talks with a reverend and a rabbi about their faith traditions and the role of religion in their lives and culture.

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