Teaching Durkheim

Teaching Durkheim

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Emile Durkheim's work on religion occupies a central place in religious studies classrooms today. At the undergraduate level, Durkheim is widely taught in large Introduction to Religion courses and in upper division seminars in 'theory and method.' His work is also taught in graduate Religious Studies departments of all stripes, from those grounded in the social sciences to those rooted in phenomenology and history of religions. This diverse classroom use within religious studies is reproduced in neighboring disciplines, where Durkheim's work on religion is regularly introduced in courses in sociology, anthropology, history, and philosophy, as well as in such interdisciplinary programs as Jewish studies and women's studies. This volume is designed as a resource for teachers and students of Durkheim on religion, providing practical advice about productive ways to approach central texts and difficult pedagogical issues.show more

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  • Paperback | 245 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 544.32g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195165284
  • 9780195165289

About Terry F. Godlove

Terry F. Godlove, Jr. Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Director of First Year Programs at Hofstra University. He is the author of Religion, Interpretation, and Diversity of Belief (1989).show more