Émile Poulat

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Émile Poulat (French:  [pula] ; June 13, 1920 – November 22, 2014), was until 1954 a Catholic priest, associated with the Prêtres Ouvriers movement, and thereafter a French historian and sociologist. Director of Studies at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, he was also director of research at CNRS and historian of the contemporary church. He was a founding member of the Group of Sociology of Religion, director and member of the editorial boards of several journals including Politica Hermetica. His research concentrated on the conflict between Catholic culture and modern culture in the history of contemporary Catholicism. [1] [2]

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  1. "Émile Poulat" (in French). Éditions du Cerf. Retrieved 18 May 2010.
  2. "Nécrologie. Décès du sociologue du catholicisme et de la laïcité Emile Poulat" (in French). leprogres.fr. November 23, 2014.

Archives de sciences sociales des religions, Bulletin bibliographique 176 (octobre-décembre 2016), p.17-97