For four decades, Robert Bellah's books, articles, and public speaking have influenced thoughtful sectors of American faith communities, including readers of Christian Century. Though widely known among academic specialists, a holder of an elite endowed chair at one of the premier public universities in America, Bellah is best known in church circles for the books Habits of the Heart and The Good Society (both co-authored with the team of Richard Madsen, William Sullivan, Ann Swidler, and Steven Tipton). Their interpretation of the deep cultural patterns of American life has found resonance among religious leaders of many stripes, and shaped sermons and adult education hours in many American congregations.
Christian Century 2007
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