Religion - o Taught to be in the norms, accept the problems...

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Religion – belief, faith and conviction Profane – that which is included as an ordinary element of everyday life Sacred – that which is considered holy or special in a religion Ritual – ceremonial behavior meant to show faith; ex., Catholics and communion Faith - Structural-Functional Approach Durkheim: - people turn everyday objects into sacred objects o Social cohesion – brings people together and keeps them together o Social control – moral and religiously imposed restraints o Symbolic- Interaction Approach Religion as a social construction, e.g;, marriage Various rituals and events sharpen their distinction between sacred and profane. Realize there is something not ordinary. Social- Conflict Approach Marx’s View o Strong ties between religion and political elites
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Unformatted text preview: o Taught to be in the norms, accept the problems of the world. o Religion is the opium of the people Lenins View o Religion is like cheap vodka Both ignored the fact that religion can further change civil rights movement Religious people tend to be charitable, kindm etc., Weber Protestantism & Capitalism Doctrine of Pre-destination according to Weber fueled capitalism Calvin (1509 1564) Either damned or saved by fate o To earn salvation, frugal but saved a lot, hard working, looking for signs for Webers Protestant Ethic work hard, invest money, live frugally. Wealth means blessed by God Spirit of Capitalism Protestant countries were industrialized before Catholic ones...
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2010 for the course SOCIOLOGY 250 taught by Professor Chacon during the Spring '09 term at Western Illinois University.

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