Devon Schmidt

Civil Religion on Campus:  A Potential Danger

Civil Religion on Campus: A Potential Danger


Civil religion, as defined by sociologist Robert Bellah, is a set of common values and sacred symbols derived from national history that form a cohesive, quasi-religious faith within the United States. Americans accept this civil religion in accordance with certain fundamental values, beliefs, holidays, and symbols that are considered quintessentially American. Bellah asserts that civil…

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