Applying material from the item and elsewhere, evaluate the view that society is becoming more secular

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  • Created on: 15-03-19 14:36

Applying material from the item and elsewhere, evaluate the view that society is becoming more secular

Advantages

  • Declining attendance & membership, cultural diversity (Wilson)
  • Rationalisation (Weber)
  • Technological and cultural change (Bruce)
  • Structural Differentiation (Parsons)
  • Religious Pluralism

Disadvantages

  • Cultural defence and transition (Bruce)
  • Religious fundamentalism (Bruce)
  • Believing w/o belonging (Davie)
  • Secularisation in the USA (Bruce)

Evaluation

Can't argue that society is secular as many societies have religion deeply engraved in their culture. However, the affects of globalisation mean that religion is privatised. 

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