Unit 3: Interpretive Approach to Religion (Summary)

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Weber: Modern world is characterised by a process of rationalization

- Reason replaced faith and the support which faith provides disappears.

- Rationalization leads to disillusionment -> Disenchantment -> the world becomes increasingly demystified.

- In the modern world, social relationships, particularly in bureaucratic settings become increasingly impersonal.

Berger: Agrees with Weber, but argued that there have been other changes to accompany rationalization, dissillusionment and disenchantment:

- High levels of social and geographical mobility

- Changes in patterns of social interaction.

- Combined with widespread exposure to all forms…


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