Moral, Believing Animals: Human Personhood and Culture
by Christian Smith
"…this work argues that all people are at bottom believers whose lives, actions, and institutions are constituted, motivated, and governed by narrative traditions and moral orders on which they inescapably depend."
The author has a long list of terrific arguments and insights about human motivations, cultures and their many imbedded institutions.
Perhaps at some point I will post some excerpts. I give this book the HIGHEST recommendation!