- Created by: Emily Uffindell
- Created on: 22-10-14 18:19
Functionalist theories of religion:
Durkeim on religion:
For functionalists, religious institutions play a central part in creating and maintaining value consensus, order and solidarity. The first functionalist to develop this idea was Durkeim.
The Sacred and the Profane:
For Durkheim, the key feature of religion as not a belief in God or the supernatural, but a fundamental distinction between the sacred and the…