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Beyond Belief: Essays on Religion in a Post-Traditionalist World
Beyond Belief collects fifteen celebrated, broadly ranging essays in which Robert Bellah interprets the interplay of religion and society in concrete contexts from Japan to the Middle East to the United States. First published in 1970, Beyond Belief is a classic in the field of sociology of religion.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 11th 1991 by University of California Press
(first published November 30th 1969)
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The best book on the sociology of religion I've yet come across, in both breadth and depth. He discusses all the major issues of the world today with erudition and brilliance, with the mind of one who truly cares and is engaged with the world and the material.
Bellah is Elliott Professor of Sociology Emeritus at Cal, and coauthor of Habits of the Human Heart. In 2000, President Clinton awarded Bellah the National Humanities Medal and, in 2007, he received the American Academy of Religion Martin E. Marty Award for the Public Understanding of Religion. Religion in Human Evolution is the result of Bellahs lifetime interest in the evolution of religion and ...moreMore about Robert N. Bellah...