One of Sociology's Most Influential Scholars

Robert N. Bellah turns 80 early next year, and Duke University Press is honoring him with The Robert Bellah Reader, edited by Bellah, an emeritus professor of sociology at the University of California at Berkeley, and Steven M. Tipton, a professor of sociology at Emory University. The book, just published, presents a selection of Bellah's work over the last 50 years, along with a new introductory essay he has written about his career. Long one of sociology's most influential scholars, Bellah