The Religions Next Door: How Journalist Misreport Religion and What They Should Be Telling Us.

B&H Publishing Group
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The Religions Next Door: What we need to know about Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam - and what reporters are missing will educate readers as to the truth about world religions that the media often misrepresent. Our neighborhoods are full of religious diversity these days, but the media would have us believe they all hold different variations of the same tenets. But this isn't so, and it is in those missed details that serious and grave misjustice is done to the American people by the misreporting of religion.The Religions Next Door provides insight into the beliefs of four growing religions in America, and challenges the media community to report religion as real news - not as community relations fodder, but as stories of human and theological interest.
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About the author

Marvin Olasky

is professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and editor-in-chief of World, AmericaÕs fourth most-read newsweekly. He is also a syndicated columnist and a senior fellow of the Wilberforce Forum and the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, Fortune, National Review, and many other leading publications. Olasky is the author of fourteen books, including The Religions Next Door and Monkey Business, and a graduate of Yale University (B.A.) and the University of Michigan (M.A., Ph.D.).

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Publisher
B&H Publishing Group
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Published on
Nov 1, 2004
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Pages
245
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ISBN
9781433674617
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Language
English
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Genres
Religion / Comparative Religion
Social Science / Media Studies
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