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Civil Religion Today: Religion and the American Nation in the Twenty-First Century

Rhys Williams, Raymond Haberski Jr., and Philip Goff

Abstract

It has been a half century since Robert Bellah published “Civil Religion in America,” and in that time much has changed regarding the religious, cultural, social, and political reality of America. This volume brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars who examine the usefulness of the concept as Bellah articulated it, analyze the ways in which the idea of civil religion has been and can be amended, and apply its perspective to both recently past and current events. The chapters look both back and forward, assessing what can be kept and what is no longer useful to scholars as well a ... More

Keywords: civil religion, Robert Bellah, America, political reality, publics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781479809844
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479809844.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rhys Williams, editor
Loyola University Chicago

Raymond Haberski Jr., editor
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Philip Goff, editor
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis