functionalism and religion

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Said that religion is a response to life crises (marriage, birth, death).
Malinowski
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Argues that religion reinforces the collective conscience and promotes social solidarity.
Durkheim
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Said that the emergence of religious pluralism and diversity within society is something that Durkheim's theory has trouble dealing with.
Hamilton
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Argues civil religion creates unity in a multifaith, pluralistic society.
Bellah
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The belief that the function of religion is the contribution it makes to full filling...
functional prerequisites
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Suggested religion offers a sacred support (support from a higher, spiritual being).
Parsons
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States that religion has two functions- Manifest function and Latent function.
Merton
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They criticise Functionalist view on religion and argue that it causes patriarchal oppression.
Feminists
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Functionalist view deemed to not be relevant in this type of society.
secular
9 of 10
What do The 10 Commandments teach us, according to Functionalists?
norms and values
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Argues that religion reinforces the collective conscience and promotes social solidarity.

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Durkheim

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Said that the emergence of religious pluralism and diversity within society is something that Durkheim's theory has trouble dealing with.

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Argues civil religion creates unity in a multifaith, pluralistic society.

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The belief that the function of religion is the contribution it makes to full filling...

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