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Robert N. Bellah, in writing

Now on the website, a special package of Commonweal articles from sociologist of religion Robert N. Bellah, who died at the end of July. Bellah was a contributor to the magazine since the early 1980s, writing on such subjects as the changing nature of the relationship between religion and power; American economic competitiveness and the pastoral letter Economic Justice for All; and the implications of "the Bush doctrine." You can find it here.

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Beautiful obituary of Bellah in the NYT this morning:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/07/us/robert-bellah-sociologist-of-religi...

His book, Religion in Human Evolution, is wonderful:

http://www.amazon.com/Religion-Human-Evolution-Paleolithic-Axial/dp/0674...

(One of the editorial reviews is from Commonweal.)

Coicidentally, the June/July issue of First Things has a symposium on Bellah's Religion in Human Evolution.

http://www.firstthings.com/issue/2013/06/junejuly

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