religion science and ideology relationship

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  • Definitions
    • Substantive definition - says what a religion actually is "religion is a belief in god"
    • functional definition - says what a religion does and its roles. "religion keeps society in order"
    • polythetic definition - a list of characteristic  that the religion does.
    • inclusive - anything that includes all types of beliefs.
    • exclusive - organised & traditional beliefs
    • ideology - a set of beliefs imposed by those in a position of power


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