BELIEFS IN SOCIETY (SCLY3)

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REVISION CHECKLIST

1. THEORIES OF RELIGION
Definitions (functional, substantive, constructionist)
Functionalism
Marxism
Neo-Marxism (see 'religion and social change')
Feminism
Postmodernism
Weber (see 'religion and social change')

2.RELIGION AND SOCIAL CHANGE
Two meanings of 'conservative force'
Summary hand out on Functionalism, Marxism, Feminism & Postmodernism
Weber- Calvinism and Capitalism
Neo-Marxism (Gramsci, Maduro (liberation theology), Dwight Billings)
American Civil Rights Movement
New Christian Right

3.SECULARISATION/RELIGION, RENEWAL AND CHOICE
Theorists in favour (Bruce, Wilson, Weber, Parsons, Turner, Herberg, Durkheim)
Theorists against (Bellah, Luckmann, Martin, Postmodernists)
Empirical evidence for and against
Postmodernism (Davie, Hervieu-Leger, Lyon)
Religious Market Theory- Stark and Bainbridge
Existential Security Theory (Norris and Inglehart)
Cultural Defence and Cultural Transition
Connection to problems of defining religion

4. GLOBALISATION AND RELIGION
Define Globalisation
Religion

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