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Teaching Durkheim

Terry F. Godlove


Emile Durkheim's work on religion occupies a central place in religious studies classrooms today. Durkheim is widely taught, in the social sciences and in phenomenology and history of religions. This diverse classroom use within religious studies is reproduced in other disciplines, where Durkheim's work on religion is regularly taught in courses in sociology, anthropology, history, and philosophy, as well as in such interdisciplinary programs as Jewish studies and women's studies. This book provides practical advice about productive ways to approach central texts and difficult pedagogical issu ... More

Keywords: phenomenology, history of religions, pedagogical issues, historical framework, critical framework, biographical framework, ethics, gender studies, social theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195165272
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006 DOI:10.1093/0195165276.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Terry F. Godlove, editor
Hofstra University

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Part I Introducing

1 Introducing Durkheim

Jonathan Z. Smith

2 Durkheim Sings

Ivan Strenski

Part II Context

6 Teaching the Critics

Terry F. Godlove, Jr.

Part III Courses

8 The Socratic Durkheim

Stephen P. Turner and Carlos Bertha

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