On the next Fresh Air, what is the purpose of religion? That question took on new urgency for religion scholar Elaine Pagels when her 6-year-old son died and her husband died a year later. Pagels turned to meditation and researched ancient Jewish and Christian texts. We’ll talk about her book Why Religion? A Personal Story, which is now out in paperback. Join us.
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