Civil Religion
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Civil religion is a concept that originated from French political imagined and became a significant topic for American sociologists since their use by Robert Bellah within the 1960s. It means the actual implicit religious values of the nation, as indicated through public rituals, symbols and ceremonies on sacred days and at sacred locations. It stands beyond the churches, although church representatives and ceremonies are now and again incorporated into the actual practice of civil religion.

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