Robert Neelly Bellah Quotes

Robert Neelly Bellah Quotes: Human culture, in evolutionary terms, moves from episodic, to mimetic, to mythic, to theoretic - that made all kinds of sense. To some extent, ontogeny repeats phylogeny, because children go through something like the same thing.
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Robert Neelly Bellah Quote: The problem of the universal is difficult in every case. The universal and the particular can never be separated; they always go hand in hand.
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Quotes about Robert Neelly Bellah: Hinduism, Confucianism, and Buddhism are huge traditions of enormous importance, and they aren't monotheistic. Again, this reflects the fact that our preconceptions about what religion is are so influenced by Protestantism - either real Protestantism or the secularized Protestantism that dominates our culture - and its assumption that beliefs are the most important thing.
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Quote about Robert Neelly Bellah: We have imagined ourselves a special creation, set apart from other humans. In the last twentieth century, we see that our povertyis as absolute as that of the poorest nations. We have attempted to deny the human condition in our quest for power after power. It would be well for us to rejoin the human race, to accept our essential poverty as a gift, and to share our material wealth with those in need.
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Robert Neelly Bellah Sayings: Yet Buddhism is four hundred years older than Christianity, and if it's not a universal religion I don't know what a universal religion is. There's also a strong focus on selectionism and the notion that religion plays a functional role in the evolutionary process. But religion is dysfunctional all the time, as well as functional. It's not so simple.
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Robert Neelly Bellah Saying: The family is in flux, and signs of trouble are widespread. Expectations remain high. But realities are disturbing.
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