9-2 (03) - Psychological Approaches Feuerbach Deities are...

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Psychological Approaches Feuerbach – Deities are projections of human qualities. Freud – Projection of anxieties and guilt. Yung – Collective unconscious. Sociological Approaches Marx – Materialist viewpoint; religion as “opiate.” Durkheim – Religion as collective energies of people. Malinowski – Religion as functional. Cultural Approaches Geertz – Religion as a Cultural System Ortner – Key Symbols in Religion
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“Man makes Religion…  religion does not make  man…. Religion is the sigh  of the oppressed creature,  the sentiment of a heartless  world, and the soul of  soulless conditions.  It is  the opium of the people.” (quoted in Fisher, p. 3)
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Founder of sociology. Tried to research the most  basic form of religion  (Australian Aborigines). Looked at initiation rituals.
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2009 for the course REL 101 taught by Professor Fisher during the Fall '09 term at Syracuse.

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9-2 (03) - Psychological Approaches Feuerbach Deities are...

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