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Category: Memorials

Carroll J. Bourg, 1928-2015, Past President of ASR, by Anthony J. Blasi

August 9, 2015

Carroll’s thoughtful and conceptually-oriented writings reveal a continuing interest in a participatory sociology, the Jesuits, the participatory endeavors of youth, the compass of sociology as a discipline, religion, and the well-being of the elderly. Members of the Association for the Sociology of Religion remember him as the editor of the journal, Sociological Analysis (1973-1980), in […]


A Short Essay in Memory of Robert N. Bellah (1927-2013) by Richard L. Wood

September 25, 2013

In remembering Robert N. Bellah, I hope to evoke both the man and his intellectual work. So I offer here three ideas from Bob Bellah’s work that have made a difference in lives and intellectual trajectories, my own and others’, interspersed with two memories of my interactions with the man… [click link to continue] A […]


The Passing of William R. Garrett, a former president of ASR

September 4, 2013

Bill Garrett, ASR President in 1984-85 and editor of the journal Sociological Analysis from 1980 to 1982, died on Tuesday afternoon, August 27, 2013, at the age of 73 after battling a serious illness for the past few years.  For most of his career, Bill taught at St. Michael’s College in Winooski, VT.  A memorial […]


Otto Maduro: A Personal Memorial

August 28, 2013

A third public sociologist of religion died this spring: Otto Maduro. Like Robert Bellah and Andrew Greeley, Otto went beyond just describing religion’s role in social life; he also spoke as a public intellectual, calling us to live up to our higher ideals. Otto was a prominent socologist of religion in Latin America and Europe, […]


The Passing of Robert Bellah

July 31, 2013

The sociological community learned with sadness on July 31, 2013, of the death of Robert N. Bellah in Berkeley, California. Bob Bellah was perhaps the single most crucial figure in the re-emergence of the sociology of religion (and cultural sociology more generally) in the second half of the 20th century, through his own work and that […]


Memorial Gathering to Celebrate the Life and Contributions of Andrew Greeley

July 15, 2013

Memorial Gathering to Celebrate the Life and Contributions of Andrew Greeley Priest, Sociologist, Author, Social Commentator Concourse C,  Hilton New York, Midtown August 10, 2013 8:15-9:00pm