Talcott Parsons on Civil Religion - Dictionary of Arguments
Habermas IV 429
Civil Religion/R. Bellah/Parsons/Habermas: the concept of civil religion as a civic religion is borrowed from Parsons R. Bellah: People of different beliefs can belong to the same, primarily secular, politically organized community.
Parsons: Then religion is part of privacy. Another aspect of secularization is that God's kingdom is being established on earth. The climax of this development was the founding of the American nation. Thereby, there was no radical break with religious tradition. (1)
1. T. Parsons, Belief, Unbelief and Disbelief, in: T. Parsons, Action Theory and the Human Condition, NY 1978, S. 240._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
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