45 - universe into these two groups The two groups are real...

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David R Patrick Introductory Sociology (SOCI 1101) Charon and Vigilant Reader (CVR) Reading Questions “The Meaning of Religion” by Emile Durkheim (reading #45) 1. In what way does Durkheim argue is the best way to understand religion?  Durkheim says that the best way to understand religion is to understand the  origin of the religion.   If the question that is asked has nothing scientific about it, it should be  disregarded.     2. According to Durkheim, the primary function of all religious beliefs is to divide the 
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Unformatted text preview: universe into these two groups. The two groups are real and ideal. Basically the division of the world into all that is profane and all that is sacred 3. Durkheim argues that this kind of thinking is universal in all cultures. A Church universal in all cultures, Durkheim says that in all history we do not find a single religion without a Church...
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