Religion and Social Stability

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  • Religion and Social Stability
    • Functionalism
      • Durkheim- Teaches people norms and values they need to stick to the collective conscience. Saw religion encouraging social harmony, society is safe from rapid change such as revolution which would bring about anomie.
    • Neo - functionalism
      • Bellah- Binds people together from different faiths , reinforcing collective conscience. American school childen.
    • Feminism
      • Socialises women to conform to patriarchal norms. Religious texts proclaim male superiority. Disagree with functionalism.
    • Marxism
      • Marx- It's a tool employed by the ruling class to prevent mass rebellion. Radical social change would transform society into a communist utopia.


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