[gtu-list] Where Does Religion Come From? Monday, August 29, 2pm

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Wed Aug 24 15:07:09 PDT 2011


Robert Bellah, “Where Does Religion Come From?”
See flier below or attached for more details.
Courtesy of the Sociology Department at UC Berkeley.


[Sociology Colloquium: "Where Does Religion Come        From?" --Robert Bellah, Monday, August 29, 2011, 2-3:30pm @        402 Barrows Hall]
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Robert N. Bellah is Elliott Professor of Sociology Emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley.  He was educated at
Harvard University, receiving the B.A. in 1950 and the Ph.D. in 1955.  He began teaching at Harvard in 1957 and left there
as Professor of Sociology in 1967 when he moved to Berkeley to become Ford Professor of Sociology.  His publications
include Tokugawa Religion, Beyond Belief, The Broken Covenant, The New Religious Consciousness, Varieties of
Civil Religion, Imagining Japan: The Japanese Tradition and Its Modern Interpretation, The Robert Bellah Reader,
and most recently (2011) Religion in Human Evolution:  From the Paleolithic to the Axial Age.  In 1985 he published
Habits of the Heart:  Individualism and Commitment in American Life, in collaboration with Richard Madsen, William
Sullivan, Ann Swidler and Steven Tipton, and in 1991, with the same collaborators, The Good Society.  In 2000 Bellah
was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Clinton.

Bellah will speak on "Where Does Religion Come from?" a central issue in his just published book Religion in Human
Evolution:  From the Paleolithic to the Axial Age, Harvard University Press, 2011.

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