AQA A2 Sociology Unit 3 - Beliefs - Growth of NRMs and NAMs & Sects

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1. Where does Troeltsch say sects pull most of their members from and why?

  • Poor backgrounds - Theodicy of Disprivileged
  • Middle class backgrounds - Time and lifestyle choices link to NRMs and NAMs
  • All backgrounds- new spirtiuallity
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2. What does rapid social change do to society?

  • Undermines values and norms - leads to anomie
  • Undermines values and social solidarity in society
  • Brings about spiritual change

3. Why do sects die out?

  • Second genoration, disinterest, death of leader
  • Second generation, Protestant work ethic and Death of leader
  • Lack of interest, not enough time, not enough people

4. What does the term anomie mean?

  • Disadvantaged
  • Normlessness
  • Selflessness

5. What type of Sects are Jehovah Witnesses?

  • Retreatists
  • Adventists
  • Conversionists
  • Ritualists


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