Explaining secularisation

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  • Explaining secularisation
    • Durkheim
      • Believed that industrialisation and urbanisation would result in social fragmentation leading to individualism.
      • He maintained that all societies need a sacred element in order to survive.
    • Marx
      • The death of religion was inevitable , industrialisation had produced capitalism.
    • Weber
      • As society is more rational , religion would gradually be eroded and agreed with Marx.
    • Disengagement
      • The Church is no longer closely related to the state. The church used to have many social responsibilities e.g. education.


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