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Solidarity
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I. Religious Studies

The term solidarity (from neo-Lat. solidaritas, derived from solidus, “solid, firm”; Fr. solidarité) denotes the cohesiveness of a “group,” ultimately society, expressed in a generally ethical sense of cohesion. In the history of the term, originally borrowed from legal usage (Wildt, Baumgartner), É. Durkheim (1893) distinguishes the “organic solidarity” of a differentiated modern society from the “mechanical…

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Figl, Johann, Zürcher, Markus Daniel and Baumgartner, Alois, “Solidarity”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024886>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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