Beliefs; Functionalism

1. Theory may explain social integration within communities, but not the conflicts between them.

  • A criticism on Durkheim
  • A criticism on Bellah
  • A criticism on Parsons
  • A criticism Malinowski
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2. Things set apart and forbidden, that inspire feelings of fear and wonder i.e heaven and hell

  • Sacred
  • Profane
  • Civil Religion
  • Collective Conscience

3. Ordinary, no special significance ie going to work.

  • Collective Conscience
  • Profane
  • Civil Religion
  • Sacred

4. Argues that what unifies America is a civil religion - a belief system that attaches sacred qualities to society itself. Civil religion integrates society.

  • Malinowski
  • Bellah
  • Durkheim
  • Parsons

5. "religion provides something 'different and special for believers', produces a collective conscientious, when people worship sacred symbols, they are worshipping society itself"

  • Worsley
  • Bellah
  • Durkheim
  • Parsons

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