Monthly Archives: January 2010

Immanent Frame: Civil Religion and Beyond

(A blog post I wrote for the Immanent Frame) Robert Bellah’s idea of civil religion, captured in his now famous essay “Civil Religion in America,” can in a moment of naïveté not only be seductive, but could almost pass as … Continue reading

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I hope 2010 brings greater world peace. Yet the prognosis is not very good.  The attempted bombing of a plane to Detroit and the escalation of the war in Afghanistan will unfortunately, only provide oxygen to the cause of angry … Continue reading

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