The Broken Covenant by Robert N. Bellah
American Civil Religion in Time of Trial

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This Second Edition represents Bellah's summation of his views on civil religion in America. In his 1967 classic essay "Civil Rights in America," Bellah argued that the religious dimensions of American society—as distinct from its churches—has its own integrity and required "the same care in understanding that any religion."

This edition includes his 1978 article "Religion and the Legitimation of the American Republic," and a new Preface.
 

About Robert N. Bellah

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Robert N. Bellah is professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Beyond Belief and coauthor of The New Religious Consciousness, Varieties of Civil Religion, Habits of the Heart, Uncivil Religion, and The Good Society.
 
Published January 1, 1984 by HarperSanFrancisco. 172 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Originally a series of lectures at the Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Bellah's exploration of the place of religion in American society offers an apocalyptic view of our progress from the exacting God of John Winthrop and Cotton Mather to the Mammon of 20th century capitalism.

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Regardless of political or religious affiliation, most Americans share similar values, understandings and purposes; here, Bellah examines how the content of this ``civil religion'' has changed and ero

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Regardless of political or religious affiliation, most Americans share similar values, understandings and purposes;

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