A review of The Great Civilized Conversation
Robert N. Bellah (1927–2013) was Elliott Professor of Sociology emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. This review was submitted shortly before his death and has been edited for length.
Responses to Thomas Joseph White, Francesca Aran Murphy, and Paul Griffiths
Robert N. Bellah is Elliott Professor of Sociology Emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley.
A word from the editor about the seminar on Robert N. Bellah’s magnum opus
In December 2012, more than twenty scholars gathered in New York for a seminar to discuss the eminent sociologist Robert Bellah’s Religion in Human Evolution. A big, remarkable book, its two main arguments are for the most part congenial to First Things reade
Robert N. Bellah and others tried to revive the civil religion argument, adapting it to the stringent critique of America favored by the left, but their efforts never caught on beyond students of religion in the academy. By the 1970s the doctrine, assuming dog
Robert N. Bellah writes that he agrees with the author that "a principled rejection of gay sexuality, whether put forward by the Church or any other sector of society, is morally indefensible. It has the same status today as arguments for the inferiority of wo