Year: 1983 Source: Sociological Quarterly, v.24, (Autumn 1983), p.625-627 SIEC No: 19850025

The Breault-Barkey study demonstrating the linkage between religiosity & suicide is discussed in this article. While stating that this study is a significant sociological contribution to the study of suicide, the author disputes their use of Durkheim’s theory to explain the relationship between their particular religiosity indicator(religious book production) & suicide. Stack also discusses areas where this study could be strengthened.(NBB)