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Meaning and modernity : religion, polity, and self

Deepening and developing the seminal vision of "Habits of the Heart" California, 1985), this volume presents original essays by leading thinkers in the social sciences, philosophy, and religion.
Print Book, English, [2001]
University of California Press, Berkeley, [2001]
xvii, 345 pages ; 24 cm
9780520226562, 9780520226579, 0520226569, 0520226577
"Mythic gestures": Robert N. Bellah and cultural sociology / Jeffrey C. Alexander and Steven J. Sherwood
Social differentiation and moral pluralism / Steven M. Tipton
Saving the self: endowment vs. depletion in American institutions / Ann Swidler
Mirror-image modernities: contrasting religious premises of Japanese and U.S. modernity / S.N. Eisenstadt
Calvinism and revolution: the Walzer thesis reconsidered / Philip S. Gorski
Comparative cosmopolis: discovering different paths to moral integration in the modern ecumene / Richard Madsen
Mammon and the culture of the market: a socio-theological critique / Harvey Cox
Selling God in America: American commercial culture as a climate of hospitality to religion / John A. Coleman
In search of common ground: Howard Thurman and religious community / Albert J. Raboteau
Reassembling the civic church: the changing role of congregations in American civil society / Robert Wuthnow
Democracy, inclusive and exclusive / Charles Taylor
Raising good citizens in a bad society: moral education and political avoidance in civic America / Nina Eliasoph
On being a Christian and an American / Stanley Hauerwas
Politics as the "public use of reason": religious roots of political possibilities / William M. Sullivan
Epilogue. Meaning and modernity: America and the world / Robert N. Bellah