The Elementary Forms Of The Religious Life

Author: Émile Durkheim
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486120449
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The Elementary Forms Of The Religious Life from the Author: Émile Durkheim. A founder of modern sociology examines animism, naturism, totemism, myth, and ritual in this 1912 classic, which traces the source of religion and morality to a collective consciousness.

Durkheim S Sociology Of Religion

Author: W. S. F. Pickering
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 0227172973
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Durkheim S Sociology Of Religion from the Author: W. S. F. Pickering. Religion is central to Durkheim's theory of society, and his work laid most of the foundations of the sociology of religion. Daring and brilliant though his analysis was, its bold claims and questionable premises has made it the subject of ongoing academic debate. Durkheim's work on the subject reached a peak with the publication in 1912 of what turned out to be a classic in its field, The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life. No other book has explained Durkheim's views on religion using the whole corpus of his writings. Dr Pickering shows how Durkheim's position developed and explains the themes and theories that run through Durkheim's work. This includes Durkheim's attitude towards secularisation and Christian churches, as well as his notion of the contemporary cult of the individual.

The Elementary Forms Of Religious Life

Author: Emile Durkheim
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192832559
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The Elementary Forms Of Religious Life from the Author: Emile Durkheim. In this title, Emile Durkheim set himself the task of discovering the enduring source of human social identity. He investigated what he considered to be the simplest form of documented religion - totemism among the Aborigines of Australia. Aboriginal religion was an avenue "to yield an understanding of the religious nature of man, by showing us an essential and permanent aspect of humanity". The need and capacity of men and women to relate socially lies at the heart of Durkheim's exploration, in which religion embodies the beliefs that shape our moral universe. This edition provides an introduction to Durkheim's ideas. This book is intended for students and teachers of religious studies, sociology of religion, sociology, anthropology; general readers of philosophy and religion.

Durkheim On Religion

Author: W. S. F. Pickering
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 0227173457
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Durkheim On Religion from the Author: W. S. F. Pickering. Durkheim is universally recognised as one of the founding fathers of sociology with his work enabling sociology to be accepted as a discipline within the academic world. What is presented here is a selection of readings from Durkheim's work on religion, beginning with early reviews and proceeding with articles and extracts from books, presented in order of original publication. Also included are detailed bibliographies and abstracts together with contributions by such writers as Van Gennep, Goldenweiser and Stanner.

Durkheim S Sociology Of Religion

Author: W. S. F. Pickering
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 0227172973
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Durkheim S Sociology Of Religion from the Author: W. S. F. Pickering. Religion is central to Durkheim's theory of society, and his work laid most of the foundations of the sociology of religion. Daring and brilliant though his analysis was, its bold claims and questionable premises has made it the subject of ongoing academic debate. Durkheim's work on the subject reached a peak with the publication in 1912 of what turned out to be a classic in its field, The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life. No other book has explained Durkheim's views on religion using the whole corpus of his writings. Dr Pickering shows how Durkheim's position developed and explains the themes and theories that run through Durkheim's work. This includes Durkheim's attitude towards secularisation and Christian churches, as well as his notion of the contemporary cult of the individual.

Emile Durkheim His Life And Work

Author: Steven Lukes
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804712835
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Emile Durkheim His Life And Work from the Author: Steven Lukes. This study of Durkheim seeks to help the reader to achieve a historical understanding of his ideas and to form critical judgments about their value. To some extent these tow aims are contradictory. On the one hand, one seeks to understand: what did Durkheim really mean, how did he see the world, how did his ideas related to one another and how did they develop, how did they related to their biographical and historical context, how were they received, what influence did they have and to what criticism were they subjected, what was it like not to make certain distinctions, not to see certain errors, of fact or of logic, not to know what has subsequently become known? On the other hand, one seeks to assess: how valuable and how valid are the ideas, to what fruitful insights and explanations do they lead, how do they stand up to analysis and to the evidence, what is their present value? Yet it seems that it is only by inducing oneself not to see and only by seeing them that one can make a critical assessment. The only solution is to pursue both aims--seeing and not seeing--simultaneously. More particularly, this book has the primary object of achieving that sympathetic understanding without which no adequate critical assessment is possible. It is a study in intellectual history which is also intended as a contribution to sociological theory.

The Cambridge Companion To Durkheim

Author: Jeffrey C. Alexander
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113982662X
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The Cambridge Companion To Durkheim from the Author: Jeffrey C. Alexander. Long recognised as a foundational figure in the development of social scientific thought, Emile Durkheim's work has been the subject of intense debate over the years. This authoritative and comprehensive collection of essays re-examines the impact of Durkheim's thought, considering the historical contexts of his work as well as evaluating his ideas in relation to current issues and controversies. Eminent authorities in the field have contributed to this up-to-date overview, giving the reader - both students and academics - a chance to engage directly with leading figures in the field about contemporary trends, ideas and dilemmas. This volume reflects the cross-disciplinary application of Durkheim's theories and will interest scholars of anthropology, political science, cultural studies and philosophy, as well as sociology. This is a landmark volume that redefines the relevance of Durkheim to the human sciences in the twenty-first century.

Suicide

Author: Emile Durkheim
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134470223
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Suicide from the Author: Emile Durkheim. There would be no need for sociology if everyone understood the social frameworks within which we operate. That we do have a connection to the larger picture is largely thanks to the pioneering thinker Émile Durkheim. He recognized that, if anything can explain how we as individuals relate to society, then it is suicide: Why does it happen? What goes wrong? Why is it more common in some places than others? In seeking answers to these questions, Durkheim wrote a work that has fascinated, challenged and informed its readers for over a hundred years. Far-sighted and trail-blazing in its conclusions, Suicide makes an immense contribution to our understanding to what must surely be one of the least understandable of acts. A brilliant study, it is regarded as one of the most important books Durkheim ever wrote.

Reappraising Durkheim For The Study And Teaching Of Religion Today Edited By Thomas A Idinopulos And Brian C Wilson

Author: Thomas A. Idinopulos
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004123397
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Reappraising Durkheim For The Study And Teaching Of Religion Today Edited By Thomas A Idinopulos And Brian C Wilson from the Author: Thomas A. Idinopulos. "Reappraising Durkheim for the Study and Teaching of Religion Today" brings together ten new essays in which noted sociologists, psychologists, phenomenologists, philosophers, and historians of religion grapple with the questions Durkheim raised and the solutions he proposed for the academic study of religion.

On Durkheim S Elementary Forms Of Religious Life

Author: N.J. Allen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134715021
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On Durkheim S Elementary Forms Of Religious Life from the Author: N.J. Allen. This is the first collection of essays to be published on Durkheim's masterpiece The Elementary Forms of Religious Life. It represents the work of the most important international Durkheim scholars from the fields of anthropology, philosophy and sociology. The essays focus on key topics including: * the method Durkheim adopted in his study * the role of ritual and belief in society * the nature of contemporary religion The contributors also explore cutting-edge debates about the notion of the soul and collective rituals.