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Religious Belief/Durkheim/Habermas: Durkheim does not analyze religious belief and patriotism like G. GH. Mead, as out-of-the-ordinary attitudes of modern contemporaries, but as an expression of a collective consciousness deeply rooted in phylogenetic history, which is constitutive for the identity of groups.
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HabermasVsDurkheim: Durkheim does not sufficiently distinguish between the commonality of ritual practice created by religious symbolism and a linguistically generated inter-subjectivity.
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Religious Belief/Durkheim/Habermas: Religious belief is always belief of a collective. It emerges from a practice that he interprets at the same time. Religious beliefs are already formulated linguistically, they are the common possession of a religious community, whose members assure themselves of their commonness in ritual actions. (1)
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Durkheim/Habermas: religion is no longer presented in a positivist manner, in the manner of a theory that (...) represents society as a whole. Instead, there is now a dynamic view. Once ritual practice is recognized as the more original phenomenon, religious symbolism can be understood as a means for a special form of symbolically mediated interaction. This, the ritual practice, serves a communicative communion.
1. E. Durkheim, Les formes élementaires de la vie religieuse, Paris, 1968, German: Frankfurt 1981 p. 28._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
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