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Religion: A Private Affair, in Public Affairs

  • Martin E. Marty



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1. The New Republic, September 9,1992,40.

2. Berns, Walter, The First Amendment and the Future of American Democracy (New York: Basic Books, 1976), 26.

3. One of the best of many passages is in Oakeshott, Michael, The Voice of Liberal Learning, ed. Fuller, Timothy (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989), 53ff.

4. Mead, Sidney E., The Nation with the Soul of a Church (New York: Harper and Row, 1975), 125.

5. Mariante, Benjamin, Pluralistic Society, Pluralistic Church (New York: University Press of America, 1981), 83.

6. Bellah, Robert N., “Religious Evolution,” American Sociological Review 29, no. 3 (June 1964): 371.

7. Schutz, Alfred, On Phenomenology and Social Relations, ed. Wagner, Helmut R. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1970), 255.

8. Ibid., 252.

9. This argument about conversation and conversation about argument is developed from Oakeshott and with numerous citations in Grant, R. M., Thinkers of Our Time: Oakeshott (London: Claridge, 1990), 6570.

* Delivered as a public lecture at the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture on October 2, 1992.

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