SOC 101 Topic 10 Qs

SOC 101 Topic 10 Qs - SOC 101 Topic 10 1. How do Rodney...

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SOC 101 – Topic 10 1. How do Rodney Stark and Durkheim define "religion" differently? Stark: religion is beliefs and practices that concerns ultimate meanings and presumes the existence of a supernatural being. Assumes that religion meets some kind of eternal, universal spiritual needs among human beings. Durkheim: all religious beliefs and practices seem to work on the separation of two realms in everyday life and behavior: the sacred versus the profane. (sacred: revered and objects of worship; profane: worldly objects and events) More concerned with the function of sacred rituals and ceremonies in society. 2. What are the four aspects of "religiosity"? A. Belief: for example, do you believe there is life after death? B. Practice: for example, how often do you attend religious services (e.g., mass or Sunday morning services)? How often do you read the Bible at home? C. Experience: for example, have you ever felt that you have been saved or punished by God? D. Knowledge: you can give a person a set of famous sentences from the Bible to see if the person can recognize it 3. How did Durkheim (Course Notes), Weber (Course Notes), and Marx (Course notes, and partly, church-sect theory) each see the function of religion in
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2012 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor A during the Summer '09 term at Wisconsin.

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