RELIGION STUDENT COPY

RELIGION STUDENT COPY - 6. Social Change: Conflict...

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Religion Soci 200 Spring 2007
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Classification of Religions Primitive: Archaic: Historic: Early Modern: Modern:
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Church Formal hierarchy and strict set of rules and practices. Official religion of a government Denominations Sects Cults
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Types of Religions Theism: Greek stem for belief in God Atheism: No belief in God. Monotheism: Belief in one god. Polytheism: Belief in many gods. Sacred philosophies:
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Functionalists 1. Religion helps to determine roles 2. Gives answers to universal questions: 3. Provides social control. 4. Gives a sense of identity. 5. Psychological Support
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Unformatted text preview: 6. Social Change: Conflict Theorists Religion is a way for the elite to control the powerless majority. Marx: religion is the opium of the people Believe religious conflicts are actually about money or class: United States First amendment: congress shall pass no law restricting the practice of religion or establishment of a religion Reasons for 1 st Amendment Country settled by religion sects seeking religion freedom. Needed to attract new settlers; religion freedom made that easier....
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