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Jack Miles on Religion and Secularism
Jack Miles joins the show to reflect on religion and secularism, after having edited the new Norton Anthology of World Religions. The anthology collects ancient primary texts from Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Daoism. Miles is a former Jesuit seminarian and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "God: A Biography."
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The anthology includes ancient and contemporary interpretations of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Daoism. Editor Jack Miles discusses primary texts, extremism and death.
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