The Broken Covenant: American Civil Religion in Time of Trial / Edition 2

The Broken Covenant: American Civil Religion in Time of Trial / Edition 2

by Robert N. Bellah
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226041999

ISBN-13: 9780226041995

Pub. Date: 08/28/1992

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226041995
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
08/28/1992
Edition description:
1
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Second Edition
Preface
I. America's Myth of Origin
II. America as a Chosen People
III. Salvation and Success in America
IV. Nativism and Cultural Pluralism in America
V. The American Taboo on Socialism
VI. The Birth of New American Myths
Afterword: Religion and the Legitimation of the American Republic
Notes

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