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Unformatted text preview: so, hierarchy where the sacred is above, collective sanction b. profane- anything that is not sacred, unacceptable, below -setting a standard of control totem- any natural object that takes on a sacred character and is used to represent the collective-monotheistic totems: dove, lamb, Durkheim is not interested in the individual-society is eternal there are laws and moral codes we have to abide by in society-society is all powerful - we are socialized by our culture -society is all knowing these words associated with Godbut Durkheim associated these traits with society from a sociological perspective that society is God-idea of society is the soul of religion (Durkheim) God is not dead- religion is versatile and adapts and is here to stay-gives us solidarity, cohesion, meaning, collective...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course SOC 110 taught by Professor Kellyharris during the Spring '09 term at Saint Louis.
- Spring '09