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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 cant 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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