Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Opportunity to Hear Robert Bellah at UCB

COLLOQUIUM: “Where does Religion Come From?”    Mon. Aug 29th  2-3:30pm with a reception to follow   (UC Berkeley – 402 Barrows Hall)

The Department of Sociology at UC Berkeley hosts Robert N. Bellah for their first colloquium of the semester. Bellah is Elliott Professor of Sociology Emeritus at Cal and awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Clinton in 2000.  He will speak on the question, “Where does religion come from,” which is a central issue in his just published book, Religion in Human Evolution: From the Paleolithic to the Axial Age.

Bellah's new book just mentioned is a very ambitious project in the style of Durkheim's Elementary Forms. Were I not teaching, I'd be there!