After a succinct reconstruction of the Axial Age debate, the essay focuses on the biographical and intellectual background of one of the main contributors to the debate: the American sociologist Robert Bellah. In particular, his magnum opus, Religion in Human Evolution (2011) is understood in the light of Bellah’s dual role as a distinguished social scientist and a renowned public intellectual. From this point of view, his last book appears as the successful attempt to do justice to the multi-layered nature of the religious phenomenon, combining the broad theoretical ambition of his teacher Talcott Parsons and the prophetic spirit of the theologian Paul Tillich.

Come coniugare Talcott Parsons e Paul Tillich. Robert Bellah teorico dell'epoca assiale

Costa, Paolo
2015

Abstract

After a succinct reconstruction of the Axial Age debate, the essay focuses on the biographical and intellectual background of one of the main contributors to the debate: the American sociologist Robert Bellah. In particular, his magnum opus, Religion in Human Evolution (2011) is understood in the light of Bellah’s dual role as a distinguished social scientist and a renowned public intellectual. From this point of view, his last book appears as the successful attempt to do justice to the multi-layered nature of the religious phenomenon, combining the broad theoretical ambition of his teacher Talcott Parsons and the prophetic spirit of the theologian Paul Tillich.
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