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Using material from Item A and elsewhere, briefly examine post-modernist views
on the nature and role of religion. (18 marks)

The postmodernist perspective is one which thinks that all the ideas about society need
reviewing and cannot be explained by theories.

Postmodernists such as Lyotard said that religion is becoming…

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The candidate gives an account that starts off with a reference to Lyotard and
develops to include a range of points about change, science, the out-of-dateness of
Marxism, Foucault, picking and choosing religion. It is a good range of points
showing clear knowledge and understanding. This is definitely worth the…


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