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Lauren Markoe

Lauren Markoe

Lauren Markoe covered government and features as a daily newspaper reporter for 15 years before joining the Religion News Service staff as a national correspondent in 2011. She previously was Washington correspondent for The State (Columbia, S.C.)


  1. Jon Cleland Host

    I don’t have, nor have read, Reza’s book. However, much of the content in the npr piece matched information I’ve learned from other sources, and an excellent source came to mind – the teaching company. They record University lectures from the top scholars in the field, and they happen to have a really good course on the historical Jesus. It’s available on audio, making it easy to find time for (I have listened to many of these courses on my commute – including this one). Here is a link for it. You might be interested in getting this as well as Reza’s book. – Jon