Desacrilisation

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What did Weber talk about in terms of desacrilisation?
Weber predicted desacralisation through the idea of disenchantment - magic and myth were no longer important in society - similar to Bruce's idea that rationalisation will eventually remove need for religion.
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Instead of turning to religion what do we do?
Instead of turning to the supernatural for help we turn to science to explain problems e.g. Pills when ill, science used to explain natural disasters (e.g tectonic plates caused tsunami)
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What happens when science can't explain something?
Sometimes science fails to explain things, for example death of a loved one, injustice, and terrorism can lead people back to the supernatural.
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What is differentiation?
The idea that society has become more specialised - Each institution has less importance - Bruce religion becomes less importants as its previous functions (e.g. religion) are taken over.
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What is disengagement?
Disengagement is the idea that the church has become seperate from the state and is there off a lesser influence on society.
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Critique on disengagement?
In the Middle East and Northen Ireland religion is still very much linked to politics and the state.
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What did Herberg talk about?
Herberg spoke about how church attendance shows commitment to community rather than religion as people go to church to socialise and feel part of something.
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