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Unformatted text preview: Freud: God functions as a heavenly father as we have earthly fathers here on earth - it came from a need for discipline and order Functions of religion: System of ethics Meaning/Purpose Group to belong to Social support Comfort Well-being Weber: The Protestant Ethic Gives importance to cultural ideas Tries to link protestant beliefs with the development of the capitalist mindset through cultural ideas - complete opposite of Marx You must be productive, and material wealth is a way to demonstrate status - in doing these, you are serving God, and proving your faith and status Over time, the religious overtones fell away Merely wanted to demonstrate that ideas have significance Manifest Functions - the explicit functions of the religion Latent Functions - arent necessarily an extension of the religion itself, but just kinda happens...
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- Fall '08