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Durkheim on Religion (AAR Religions in Translation)

Durkheim on Religion (AAR Religions in Translation)
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All of the central texts by Durkheim on the subject of religion. W. S. F. Pickering is the editor of this collection made by the American Academy of Religion the central organization of scholars of religion in the United States.

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This volume brings together a comprehensive selection of Émile Durkheim's writings on religion. Besides helping to establish the discipline of sociology in France, Durkheim is widely recognized as one of the founding figures in the modern study of religion. Included are important sections of The Elementary Forms of Religious Life (1912), some of Durkheim's early reviews, articles, and extracts from books. The volume also contains comprehensive bibliographies, and early reviews of Durkheim's work on religion by such writers as van Gennep, Goldenwieser, Stanner, and the French sociologist Gaston Richard.

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