This listing of publications includes the books written, co-written or
edited by Robert Bellah. Those that are in print include a
link to Amazon.com or the publisher. A complete listing of books
and articles are available on his
- The Axial Age and Its Consequences.
Edited by Robert N. Bellah and Hans Joas
September 2012. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
- Religion in Human Evolution: From the Paleolithic to the Axial Age.
2011. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
See the series of commentary and reviews about this book on The Immanent Frame
- The Modern Project in the Light of Human Evolution.
Forthcoming. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Templeton Foundation June Progress Report
Templeton Foundation March Progress Report
- The Robert Bellah Reader
(Robert N. Bellah and Steven M. Tipton, Editors, Duke University Press, 2006)
This book is an introduction to Robert Bellah's work published over the last
fifty years; at first glance it appears to be quite a heterogeneous
collection, including a variety of subject matter and a variety of
genres, including some essays whose genre is blurred. It is a
collection that reflects Dr. Bellah's work and life: his scholarship in
sociological theory and in a variety of cultures and societies; his
engagement, not only in the life of the university, but also in ethics,
politics, and religion.
The Japanese Tradition and its Modern Interpretation
(University of California Press, 2003)
A collection of some of Bellah's most important writings including
essays that consider the entire sweep of Japanese history and the
character of Japanese society and religion.
Richard Madsen, William M. Sullivan, Ann Swidler, and Steven M.
Tipton, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991; paperback, Vintage, 1992)
Examines how many of our institutions - from
the family to the government
itself- fell from grace, and offers concrete
proposals for revitalizing them.
of the Heart : Individualism and Commitment in American Life
Richard Madsen, William M. Sullivan, Ann Swidler and Steven M. Tipton,
University of California Press, 1985; paperback, Harper & Row,
1986; updated paperback edition with new introduction, "The House
Divided," University of California Press, 1996)
Habits of the Heart is required reading for
anyone who wants to understand how religion contributes to and detracts
from America's common good. It's thoroughly readable, theologically
respectful, and academically irreproachable.
and Commitment in American Life: Readings on the Themes of Habits of
edited with Richard Madsen, William M. Sullivan, Ann Swidler, and
Steven M. Tipton, "Introduction: America's Cultural
Conversation," Harper and Row, 1987.
- Uncivil Religion:
Interreligious Hostility in America
edited with Frederick E. Greenspahn, "Conclusion: Competing
Visions of the Role of Religion in American Society," Crossroad,
of Civil Religion
with Philip E. Hammond, Harper & Row, 1980. unauthorizied web version
- The New Religious
edited with Charles Y. Glock, with two chapters: "The New
Consciousness and the Berkeley New Left" and "New Religious
Consciousness and the Crisis of Modernity," University of
California Press, 1976.
Broken Covenant: American Civil Religion in Time of Trial
[Seabury Press, 1975], 2nd ed., University of Chicago Press,
1992. unauthorized web version
Durkheim on Morality and Society
edited, with an introduction, University of Chicago Press, 1973.
Belief: Essays on Religion in a Post-Traditional World
[Harper & Row, 1970]; University of California Press, 1991.
- Religion and
Progress in Modern Asia
edited, with an introduction and epilogue, Free Press, 1965
Religion: The Values of Pre-Industrial Japan
Free Press, 1957, reprinted edition 1985.
- Apache Kinship
(Harvard Phi Beta Kappa Prize Essay for 1950), Harvard University