Durkheim - the emergence of religion and the limitations of his approach

GEOFFREY SAXBY 7 PAGES (2338 WORDS) Essay/Paper
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Durkheim’s argument consisted of two propositions. Firstly, that religion was not divinely inspired but born as an expression of society and within that expression the capability to transcend itself and, secondly, as a means of social coherence, the ability to build its own citadel; a self-contained social organism with modus operandi specific to its own needs. His work in this field is very insightful in terms of its observations, of its structure and the content of its mechanics, but its contention that one tribe could be a blueprint for the sociological proof of the development of religion is somewhat strained. Is it possible, that to explain the source of the anomalies in Durkheim’s work, it is necessary to return to child Durkheim?

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GEOFFREY, S (2020). Durkheim - the emergence of religion and the limitations of his approach. Afribary.com: Retrieved January 19, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/durkheim-the-emergence-of-religion-and-the-limitations-of-his-approach

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SAXBY, GEOFFREY. "Durkheim - the emergence of religion and the limitations of his approach" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 05 Dec. 2020, https://afribary.com/works/durkheim-the-emergence-of-religion-and-the-limitations-of-his-approach . Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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SAXBY, GEOFFREY. "Durkheim - the emergence of religion and the limitations of his approach". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 05 Dec. 2020. Web. 19 Jan. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/durkheim-the-emergence-of-religion-and-the-limitations-of-his-approach >.

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SAXBY, GEOFFREY. "Durkheim - the emergence of religion and the limitations of his approach" Afribary.com (2020). Accessed January 19, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/durkheim-the-emergence-of-religion-and-the-limitations-of-his-approach