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Explain the difference between Marxist and
neo Marxist view on whether religion is
conservative force or not
There is great debate concerning the role of religion in society, and whereas some may claim
that religion acts as a conservative force (that is, it inhibits change), others argue that
religion is…

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This example highlights how religion can acts as a force for social change, and there are many
other examples which support the claims of advocates of this view. Nelson mentions a
number of examples of when religion has undermined authority or promoted change; such
as when the Catholic Church in…


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