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Religion is a force of social change

Max Weber (Action Theorist)

· Argues that a Calvinist belief which is a form of Protestantism (founded by John
Calvin) helped bring social change to Capitalist system in Northern European.
· Weber points out that the past capitalist system was linked to greed…

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Religion as a Conservative Force

· Functionalist see religion as a CF as its apart of the social institution within society to
`keep it alive'.
· Religions function is to serve the purpose of social stability and prevent society
disintegrating in events which could disrupt the life of society…


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