Sociology - Religious Beliefs

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  1. Definitions of Religion fall into two catagories.. 
    1. ?
    2. ?
    • 1. Inclusivist
    • 2. Exclusivist
  2. Substantive definition of religion
    (DEF)
    (DEF) a definition which tries to express the essence of religion. eg. presence of scripture, activities etc.
  3. (F) Emile Durkheim 
    Three KEY points
    1. ?
    2. ?
    3. ?
    • (F)
    • 1. Reinforcing Collective Consciousness
    • 2. Strengthening social solidarity
    • 3. Individual adaptations
  4. (F) Malinowski
    Two places which religion plays great importance
    1.
    2.
    • (F)
    • 1. Life Crisis
    • 2. Prediction Control
  5. (F) Talcott Parsons
    1.?
    • (F)
    • 1. provides meaning and ligitimises core values of a culture - promotes social solidarity
  6. Evaluation of Functionalism
    1. ?
    2. ?
    3. ?
    • 1. Emphasises the good points but ignores when religion is used as an instrument of oppression
    • 2. Does not explain origin of religion
    • 3. Does not include RELIGIOUS PLURALISM
  7. (NF) Robert Bella (Glock and Bella)
    1. Key term


    (NF) Civil religion
  8. (NF) 

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Sociology - Religious Beliefs
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