Sociology and theology
once again on Comtean episode in intellectual history

Bachinin V.A.

St-Petersburg, Russia

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Bachinin V.A. Sociology and theology: once again on Comtean episode in intellectual history. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2014. No 5. P. 112-120


In the XIX century the infant sociology and theology have experienced an uneasy relationship, more like a confrontation than mutually beneficial cooperation. A considerable share of this responsibility falls on Comte depicting intellectual history of the Western world as the ascension of the collective mind to a state of complete freedom from religious-theological influences. Now new developments are taking place in the interaction of sociology and social theology, a survivor of the times gone by disqualification.

sociology; theology; intellectual history; secularism; methodological atheism
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