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Exam 4 Notes Derek Cullum Profane and Sacred o Profane- Ordinary element of everyday life. o Sacred- Element of life that is set apart as extraordinary. Religion o Distinguishes between sacred and profane- and celebrates the sacred. Ritual o Formal, ceremonial behavior surrounding the sacred. o Orthodoxy-Strict adherence to original teachings. o Dogma- Strict adherence to a particular interpretation. o Fanaticism- Losing sight of one’s goal and redoubling one’s effort. Faith o Belief based on conviction rather than scientific evidence. o Spiritual knowledge is bound up with love. Totem o Any object which is deemed sacred. o A material thing which is given spiritual value. Durkheim’s 3 Functions of Religion. o Social Cohesion o People came together. o Social Control o Kept people in their place. o Meaning and Purpose o Gave people meaning and purpose. o Critique: When does a religion not fulfill its function? o All of a sudden you have a body of believers that all recognize Christ and  the Bible. Then you have serious arguments about things and social  cohesion breaks apart. Symbolic Interactionism and Meaning in Religion o Religion is socially constructed o Societies create meanings associated with. o Totem o Ritual o Sacred o Profane o This claim does not negate the role of divinity.
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Social Conflict and Religion o Religion supports the status quo and quells dissent. o
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This note was uploaded on 08/08/2008 for the course SOCI 101 taught by Professor Guazzo during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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