SOC 367 Religious Stratification

SOC 367 Religious Stratification - Religious Stratification...

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Rule by God s Religious leaders rule, not the state s Israel in Old Testament s Theocracy State exists as a separate entity s Subordinate to religion s Most of Medieval Europe s Modified theocracy Religion is controlled by he state, or is outlawed s China, USSR s Totalitarian Politics and religion have no overlap s Religion serves the soul and the state serves the body s Never has been achieved s Total Separation In as much as the state and religion are social groupings they interact s They overlap function s Partial separation Continuum of relationships Most power positions are held and have been held by members of 3 religious groups: Episcopalians (Anglicans), Presbyterians, and United Church of Christ (Congregationalists) are what is known as the Protestant Elite 95% of those whos signed the Declaration of Independence 86% of the Constitutional convention convention 50% of US Presidents 70% of 1st US Congress (1789-1791) 52 of the 108 Supreme Court Justices
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course SOC 367 taught by Professor Krismorgan during the Spring '08 term at Purdue.

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