'Why Religion?' Asks 'How Hearts Can Heal' After Tragedy : Fresh Air Religion scholar Elaine Pagels lost her young son to terminal illness and her husband a year later in an accident. Her new book combines memoir and biblical scholarship and reflects on loss and faith.

Also, Lloyd Schwartz visits two art exhibitions — the Met's big Delacroix retrospective and the Morgan Library's Pontormo collection.
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'Why Religion?' Asks 'How Hearts Can Heal' After Tragedy

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'Why Religion?' Asks 'How Hearts Can Heal' After Tragedy

'Why Religion?' Asks 'How Hearts Can Heal' After Tragedy

'Why Religion?' Asks 'How Hearts Can Heal' After Tragedy

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Religion scholar Elaine Pagels lost her young son to terminal illness and her husband a year later in an accident. Her new book combines memoir and biblical scholarship and reflects on loss and faith.

Also, Lloyd Schwartz visits two art exhibitions — the Met's big Delacroix retrospective and the Morgan Library's Pontormo collection.