Stephen Prothero, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of Religion at Boston University and the author of numerous books, most recently American Jesus: How the Son of God Became a National Icon (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2003) and The New York Times bestseller Religious Literacy: What Americans Need to Know (HarperOne, 2007). Dr. Prothero has commented on religion on dozens of National Public Radio programs, and on television on CNN, NBC, MSNBC, FOX, and PBS. He was also a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Oprah Winfrey Show. A regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal and USA Today, he has also written for The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, Slate, Salon, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Boston Globe. Dr. Prothero received his MA and Ph.D. in Study of Religion from Harvard University and he lives on Cape Cod, MA.