Religious thinkers like Gandhi and the Dalai Lama have said that all religions are different paths to the same God. But scholar Stephen Prothero says that the world's religions aim at very different goals, and to claim they are all the same is foolish. In his book God Is Not One, Prothero details the unique beliefs and histories of eight global religious traditions, and explains why they matter politically and socially.
Stephen Prothero, author of God Is Not One: Eight Rival Religions That Run the World- and Why Their Differences Matter (HarperOne). He is a professor of religion at Boston University, whose other books include the bestselling "Religious Literacy"