August Comte

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Who was he? What did he write about.

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Three phases of Religion, Theological (existence explained through Gods), Metaphysical (existence explained through abstractions/philosophy), positive (through positive/empirical science). [1]

Started a "religion of humanity". [2]


  1. Cipriani, Roberta. Sociology of Religion: An Historical Introduction. London: Transaction Publishers, 2000.
  2. Comte, Auguste. The Catechism of Positivism; or, Summary Exposition of the Universal Religion. London: John Chapman, 1852.