yg29 - Religion&Science Week15 Religion&Science...

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Week 15
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Classical Theories of Religion Religious Groups Religions of the World Religion in the US Science as an Institution
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Religion A set of beliefs about the  origins and meanings of life,  usually based on the  existence of supernatural  power Acquires ideas through  revelations Changes over time Science The accumulated  systematic knowledge of  the physical/material world,  obtained through  observation Acquires knowledge  through  empirical  verification Physical Changes over time
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Classical Theories of Religion Cultural Universal something that exists in every culture Rituals a solemn reenactment of a sacred event Civil religion:   when secular societies create the intense  emotional bonds among people that used to be accomplished by  religion through the performance of secular rituals
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