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9/18/07 DSOC 101 Ashes to ashes: Song is about how religion destroys people Definition of Religion A religion is a unified system of beliefs and practices relative to sacred things… beliefs and practices which unite into one single moral community called a Church, all those who adhere to them Two part definition: a) functional (social integration) and b) substantive (sacred) US has secular government with religious influences Kramnick and Moore (2005) The godless constitution; how a secular government was created amidst religious debate Religion is part of “b” where a b John Calvin: social reformer in the 16 th Century Geneva, Switzerland Geneva: financial center and commodity trading center 16 th Century was the “autumn of feudalism” (Tawney): rising prosperity, aging/decrepit social institutions, profit in commodity trade (wheat, wine) Traditional religious laws no longer relevant, eg laws regulating interest rate (usury) o People made loans although against religion Commerce began to contradict church Social being determines social consciousness Formula: a b implies that change a change b
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