The Broken Covenant: American Civil Religion in Time of Trial

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University of Chicago Press, 15.08.1992 - 198 Seiten
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.
 

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Inhalt

Americas Myth of Origin
2
America as a Chosen People
37
Salvation and Success in America
62
Nativism and Cultural Pluralism in America
88
The American Taboo on Socialism
113
The Birth of New American Myths
140
Religion and the Legitimation of the American Republic
165
Notes
190
Urheberrecht

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Über den Autor (1992)

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.

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