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Using material from item A and elsewhere, assess the extent to which religion
produces social change (33marks)

Many sociologists believe that religion is either a conservative force, preserving the status quo, or
has the potential to be a force that produces social change? . Max weber identified one religious

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MacGuire and Thomson argue that there are a number of factors that determine whether or not a
religion can promote change successfully. One of these factors is the religion's beliefs. Religions that
emphasis strong moral codes are more likely to produce members who will be critical of a challenged


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