Durkheim e Weber: uma perspectiva introdutória acerca da religião

Kaique Cardoso, Donizete Rodrigues

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Religion is a dynamic process, undergoing constant changes, to adjust to the new individual and collective demands, in the context of modern societies, marked by the strong competitiveness of a globalized world of symbolic-religious goods and sacred practices (Bourdieu). In this text, based on Weber and Durkheim, we will discuss some conceptions of religion, considered as a subsystem of economic, cultural, or causal practices, which influence, in some way, the social sphere. These classical authors are still indispensable in the study of current religious problems, evidencing thus the timeless character of their theorical works. Although briefly, in approaching these two understanding of the religious phenomenon, we intend to make a contribution to the sociological discussion of the role of religions in the contemporary social context.
Original languagePortuguese
Article number1
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalRelegens Thréskeia: Estudos e Pesquisa em Religião
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Weber
  • Durkheim
  • Sociological theories
  • Religion

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