Unformatted text preview: Sacred: Profane: 3 components of religion 1. Belief 2. Ritual 3. Church Civil Religion Robert Bellah - Civil Religion Sociologist Any society's most common religious denominator which consecrates its sense of nationhood and pivots around a set of tenants and rituals forged in the fires of a shared history-elevates nation to status of sacredness-through ritual we come to remember everything that matters about the country Thanksgiving National Anthem Pledge of Allegiance Inaugural address Memorial/Veterans' Day Texts: Constitution Declaration of Independence Martyers/heroes MLK Jr 9/11 Lincoln/Washington/JFK Bill Gates/Carnegie Places White House Capitol...
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- Fall '08
- Sociology, sacredness -through ritual, National Anthem Pledge, Allegiance Inaugural address, Independence Martyers/heroes MLK, history -elevates nation