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Which of the following statements best reflects functionalism approach toward religion?

Which of the following statements best reflects functionalism approach toward religion?

Durkheim felt that religions allowed our desires to be expressed in totems and repressed our baser instincts.

Durkheim held that religion ties communities together through a common belief in divine judgment.

Durkheim argued that religion has the function of cohering a society by ensuring that people meet regularly to affirm common beliefs and values.

Religion, according to Durkheim, allows the strong to assert ideological power over the weak, which leads to societal advancement and evolution.

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3 comments
  • This is not the right answer, I get two tries and i picked this one.. what would be your second guess
    • PrivateKnowledge7089
    • Apr 02, 2018 at 10:12pm
  • Durkheim argued that religion has the function of cohering a society by ensuring that people meet regularly to affirm common beliefs and values.
    • expertarnold
    • Apr 02, 2018 at 10:15pm
  • The above then must be the one. This is because it has to be appended to shared beliefs and this is the answer that shows that the community and the society are together and that the y are able to share the same beliefs which is what functionalism is about
    • expertarnold
    • Apr 02, 2018 at 10:16pm

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