Religion and beliefs in society

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  • Religion
    • Definitions of religion
      • Substantive definition
      • Functional definition
      • Constructionist definitions
    • Theories of religion
      • Functionalism
        • Totemism
        • The sacred and the profane
        • Collective conscience
        • Parsons: values and meaning
      • Feminism
        • Evidence of patriarchy
        • Religious forms of feminism
      • Marxism
        • Religion as ideology
        • Religion and Alienation
    • Weber: religion as a force for change
      • Calvinist beliefs
      • Hinduism and Confucianism
      • Evaluation
    • Religion and social protest
      • The American Civil rights Movement
      • The new christian right
    • Marxism, religion and change
      • Ernst Bloch: The principle of hope
      • Liberation theology
      • The pentecostal challenge
      • Millenarian movements
      • Religion and class conflict
      • Gramsci: religion and hegemony
    • Secularisation
      • Church attendance today
      • Religious affiliation today
      • Religious institutions today
      • explanations for secularisation
        • Weber: Rationalisation
        • Disenchantment
        • A technological worldview
        • Structural differentiation
        • Criticisms
        • Religious Diversity
        • Social and cultural diversity
      • Secularisation in America
        • Secularisation from within
        • Declining church attendance
        • Religious diversity
      • Criticisms of secularisation theory
    • New forms of religion
      • From obligation to consumption
      • Believing without belonging
      • Vicarious religion: the spiritual health service
      • Neither believing nor belonging
      • Spiritual shopping
      • Online religion and religion online
      • Postmodern religion
      • Religious consumerism
      • Globalisation, the media and religion
      • Self-religions and the new age
      • Re-enchantment of the world
      • A spiritual revolution
      • The weakness of the new age
    • Religious market theory
      • Cycle of renewal
      • America Vs. Europe
      • Supply-led religion
      • Religious competition
      • Criticisms
    • An alternative view: Secularisation and security
      • Existential security theory (rich and poor)
      • Europe Vs. America
      • State welfare and religiosity
      • Evaluation
    • Religious fundamentalism
      • Characteristics of fundamentalism
      • Fundamentalism and modernity
      • Cosmopolitanism
      • Secular fundamentalism
      • Responses to postmodernity
      • The 'clash of civilisations'
      • Criticisms
      • Monotheism and fundamentalism
      • Two fundamentalisms
    • Cultural defence
      • Iran
    • Religion and development
      • God and globalisation in India
      • Hinduism and Consumerism
      • Hindu ultra-nationalism
      • Capitalism in East Asia
      • Pentecostalism in latin America
      • Pentecostalism: global and local
    • Types of religious organisation
      • Church and sect
      • Denomination and cult
      • Similarities and differences
      • From cathedrals to cults
      • New religious movements
      • World-rejecting NRMs
      • World-accomodatingNRMs
      • World-affirming NRMs
      • Evaluation
    • Sects and Cults
      • Audience cults
      • Client cults
      • Cultic movements
    • Explaining the growth of religious movements
      • Marginality
      • Relative deprivation
      • Social change
      • The growth of NRMs
      • The dynamics of sects and NRMs
        • Denomination or death
        • The secretarian cycle
        • Established sects
    • The growth of the new age
      • Postmodernityand the new age
      • The new age and modernity
    • Religiosity and social groups
      • Gender and religiosity
      • Reasons for gender differences
      • Risk, socialisation and roles
      • Paid work
      • Women and the new age
      • Women, compensatorsand sects
      • The pentecostal gender paradox
      • Recent trends
      • Ethnicity and religiosity
        • Reasons for ethnic differences
        • Cultural defence
        • Cultural transition
      • Age and religious Participation
        • Reasons for age differences
    • Science as a belief system
      • The impact of science
      • Open belief systems
      • The CUDOS norms
      • Closed belief systems
      • Witchcraft among the azande
      • Self-sustaining beliefs
      • Science as a closed system
      • The sociology of scientific knowledge
      • Little green men
      • Marxism, Feminism and Postmodernism
    • Ideology
      • Marxism and ideology
      • Hegemony and revolution
      • The ideology of nationalism
      • The ideology of nationalism
      • Marxism: nationalism as false consciousness
      • Functionalism: nationalism  as civil religion
      • Gellner: nationalism and modernity
      • Karl Mannheim: ideology and Utopia
      • The free floating intelligentsia

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