Stephen Prothero/ˈproʊðəroʊ/ is a professor in the Department of Religion at Boston University and the author of eight books on religion in America, including the New York Times bestseller "Religious Literacy."
Prothero has argued for mandatory public school Bible literacy courses (along the lines of the Bible Literacy Project's The Bible and Its Influence), along with mandatory courses on world religions. On the matter of his own personal beliefs, Prothero describes himself as "religiously confused".
^"After Words with Stephen Prothero". C-SPAN. 3 May 2010. Retrieved 19 April 2015. I think, I am definitely taoist on the weekends. I would say I am religiously confused, and I have friends who want to get me out of being religiously confused. They say you were seeking, you are searching. And I say, I like being religiously confused because as I have said, I think these religions are repositories of great questions and for me what intrigues is the questions and not so much the answers and I love living in the presence of these questions.