Civil religion today : religion and the American nation in the twenty-first century (Book, 2021) [WorldCat.org]
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Civil religion today : religion and the American nation in the twenty-first century

Author: Rhys H Williams; Raymond J Haberski; Philip Goff
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2021]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An important concept that scholars have used to help understand the relationship between religion and the American nation and polity has been "civil religion." A seminal article by Robert Bellah appeared just over fifty years ago. A multi-disciplinary array of scholars in this volume assess the concept's origins, history, and continued usefulness. In a period of great political polarization, considering whether  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rhys H Williams; Raymond J Haberski; Philip Goff
ISBN: 9781479809844 1479809845 9781479809851 1479809853
OCLC Number: 1249703798
Description: 228 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Beyond Bellah / Raymond Haberski, Jr., Rhys H. Williams, and Philip Goff --
The Past and Future of the American Civil Religion / Philip Gorski --
The Utilitarian Context of American Civil Religion / Mark Silk --
Sacrifice, Service, and Civil Religion Now / Rosemary R. Corbett --
Regions and Civil Religion(s) in America / Arthur Remillard --
Seeing Bellah’s Civil Religion through a Black Feminist Lens / Korie Little Edwards --
Civil Religion and the Problem of Origins / Wendy L. Wall --
Uncle Sam, the Statue of Liberty, and Images of National Identity / Rhys H. Williams --
George Washington, Miguel Hidalgo, and Transnational Civil Religion at the U.S.- Mexico Border / Elaine A. Peña --
Civil Religion in Indianapolis / Arthur E. Farnsley II.
Responsibility: edited by Rhys H. Williams, Raymond Haberski Jr., Philip Goff.

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"An important concept that scholars have used to help understand the relationship between religion and the American nation and polity has been "civil religion." A seminal article by Robert Bellah appeared just over fifty years ago. A multi-disciplinary array of scholars in this volume assess the concept's origins, history, and continued usefulness. In a period of great political polarization, considering whether there is hope for a unifying value and belief system seems more important than ever"--

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