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Outline the view that Religion as a conservative force



Religion can be seen as a conservative force in two different ways,

1. It upholds traditional beliefs about how society should be organised and defends traditional
customs. Most religions have traditional beliefs about moral issues and oppose changes that
will allow…

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Therefore, Calvinists led an ascetic lifestyle shunning all luxuries and working long hours. This had two
consequences:

·Their wealth and success performed a psychological function which allowed them to cope with their
salvation panic. As they grew wealthier it made them think this was a sign of God's favour and…

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