Beliefs and Ideas

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1. Which definition does NOT accurately describe an aspect of functional definitions of religion?

  • An assumption is that religion is harmful to individuals and society
  • logic that is that as religion is a product of society, it must be evaluated for the contribution to society.
  • these focus on the functions of religion
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2. which of the following statements LEAST accurately describes aspects of polythethic and monotheistic religion?

  • With polytheistic religions, there are many different gods
  • all the major religions are monotheistic in nature
  • they both share a belief in the sacred, an element of faith in the supernatural rather than the evidence

3. Which statement about the consequences of living in a "post modern society" is LEAST accurate?

  • Postmodernity has lead to a decrease in the number of NRM, as people have lost faith in any religious narrative
  • Traditional relious institutions have lost moral authority and are now less significant.
  • None - they are all accurate
  • Post modernity has led to a rise in spiritual shopper; someone looks for personal fulfillment in religion rather than seeking ultimate truths.

4. Which statement about secularization is LEAST accurate?

  • In the future this would be private matter rather than public.
  • Classical sociologists (e.g. Marx and Weber) disagreed on the extent to which science would usurp religion.
  • secularization holds that as science is better able to origins the world; there would be a loss of faith in religion.

5. Which Statement about Berger's analysis of religion is LEAST accurate?

  • Analysis is interpretatist rather than structuralist
  • the metaphor that Berger uses is that of the "sacred canopy"; the idea that religion deceives its believers into being content with the world
  • The idea that religion provides a theodicy.
  • All of them


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