Thinking About Religion in France around 1900


A Study Day organised by The British Centre for Durkheimian Studies in conjunction with Orientophilia, a TORCH network of the Faculty of Theology and Religion, Oxford University

10:30 am      Coffee

10:45 am      Schweitzer: France, Germany and the World

                      Ruth Harris (Oxford)

12:00            Why was Mauss interested in Spinoza?  Reflections on the notion of totality

           Nick Allen (Oxford)

1:15 pm       Lunch

2:00 pm     Gaston Richard and the status of religion in sociology

                    Bill Pickering (Oxford)

3:15 pm      Was Durkheim a mystic of the Third Republic?

                   Sondra Hausner (Oxford)  

4:30 pm      Tea


For further details, phone Bill Pickering on 01865.274680 or 01954.210525 or email: and Sondra Hausner on:


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