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

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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.

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**** Revision of the first edition (Seabury, 1975) which is endorsed by BCL3. It was originally a Weil Lecture of Hebrew Union College in 1971. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226041995
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2009
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 222
  • Sales rank: 780,927
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author


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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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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