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 After the Civil War: Auguste Comte's Theory of History Crosses the Atlantic

Andrew Witmer

in Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Iminent Secularization from the Puritans to Postmodernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195342536
eISBN:
9780199867042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342536.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

During the second half of the nineteenth century, American intellectuals found much to argue over in the writings of Auguste Comte. A French social theorist generally credited as the founder of ... More


The Socratic Durkheim: Teaching Durkheim on Moral Obligation

Stephen P. Turner and Carlos Bertha

in Teaching Durkheim

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195165272
eISBN:
9780199784554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165276.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses pedagogical uses of Durkheim that serve to make sense of obligation by enabling students to see how these and related moral concepts are based on, and express, actual moral ... More


Teaching Poverty in America through the Arts

Carol E. Kelly

in Transforming Ourselves, Transforming the World: Justice in Jesuit Higher Education

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254309
eISBN:
9780823260874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254309.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Engaging students who have come from a moderate income household on a level that is commensurate with that espoused by Fr. Kolvenbach’s 2000 Santa Clara speech is a challenging undertaking. This ... More


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