Goodbye, Robert Bellah

Goodbye, Robert Bellah

This post originally appeared on the Black, White, & Gray blog. Robert Bellah Robert Bellah once wrote: “Because good social science is always morally serious, we can transpose Weber’s saying that only a mature man can have the calling for politics into the...

Civil Religion in America then and Now

This post originally appeared on the Black, White, & Gray blog. Yesterday, I discussed with my class Robert Bellah’s famous 1967 essay entitled “Civil Religion in America.” In a time when news commentators and some scholars express concern that there is too much...