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Unformatted text preview: Theorist Era Important Works Theory Bishop R. H. Codrington 1830-1922 Wrote -> The Melanesians • Mana – supernatural power … experienced emotionally rather than rationally. • “Primative people began religion with this force. Durkheim 1858-1917 Wrote -> Social Structure Elem. Forms of Religious Life Suicide * Religion is symbolic: * Turn society into God Patriarchal society creates patriarchal God Ludwig Feuerbach 1804-1872 Wrote -> The Essence of Religion • Religion is a dream or fantasy that expressed the situation of human kind • People seek in heaven what they can’t find on earth Sir James George Frazer 1854-1941 Wrote -> Religion as a Pseudo-Science • Constructed his theory based off of other works • Human kind went through three phases of believing in the spirit world: 1. Magic – Control the world through magic 2. Religion – Nature can be implored to cooperate 3. Science – More rational thinking understanding is operative....
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- Sikhism, Life Suicide Wrote, Bishop R. H. Codrington, God Patriarchal society, Social Structure Elem, Theorist Bishop R.