Interesting Theory

By: Michaela Wieties I was a little nervous about taking a theory class because I was afraid I would not entirely understand it. Then I started thinking more about how that might be part of what makes theory interesting. I did not know much about Karl Mark before this class. It seems like everyone knowsContinue reading “Interesting Theory”

Durkheim and the Religious Evolution of the Nuer

Emile Durkheim was renowned for his work on religion. Rather than taking a philosophical vantage he asserted that society does not worship God, but rather society worships itself. This meant the concept of God was something that was created by society and fit according to the needs of society. His original study looked at whatContinue reading “Durkheim and the Religious Evolution of the Nuer”