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How I Constructed ‘The American Bible’

posted on June 19, 2012

Stephen Prothero, Boston University professor and regular contributor to CNN’s Belief Blog, provides insight into how he composed his new book, The American Bible: How Our Words Unite, Divide, and Define a Nation. The book is a compilation of influential American speeches, songs, letters, and novels. In selecting among America’s canonical writings, Prothero writes that he looked for “texts that have generated conversation and controversy,” and that also “speak to the meaning of ‘America’ and ‘Americans.’” 

Read at CNN