Unit_12 - 1 Social Cohesion Religion unites people through...

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Global Religions and Political Economy ISS 315
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Outline 1. What is Religion? 2. Global Religions 3. Theoretical Discussion 4. Contemporary Issues
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1. What is Religion? “A unified system of beliefs and practices regarding sacred things that united its adherents into a single moral community” (Durkheim) Sacred Belief System Rituals Organization of Believers
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2. Global Religions Hinduism (4000-2500 B.C.) Judaism (2000 B.C.) Zoroastrianism (1000 B.C.) Buddhism (560-490 B.C.) Shinto (500 B.C.) Confucianism (500 B.C.) Jainism (420 B.C.) Taoism (440 B.C.) Christianity(A.D. 2000) Islam (A.D. 622) Sikhism (A.D. 1500) Bahai (A.D. 1863)
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3. Theoretical Discussion A. Bertrand Russell on Religion B. Functional Perspective and Religion
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Unformatted text preview: 1. Social Cohesion- Religion unites people through shared symbolism, values, and norms (Durkheim) 1. Social Control through Conformity 2. Meaning and Purpose (Max Weber) 3. Emotional Integration and Control of Dangerous Impulses (Freud) 3. Theoretical Discussion (continued) C. Conflict Perspective (Karl Marx) 1. Man makes religion, religion does not make man 2. Social inequality and religion 3. Religion as a tool to control and exploit 4. Religion as opium 4. Contemporary Issues A. Religion and Economy B. Religion and State C. Religion and Science D. Religion and Conflicts E. Religious Fundamentalism...
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