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Animism
belief in ghosts/spirits
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Enlightenment
period associated with the 18th century when reason became to be seen as a guiding principle
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Functional definitions
attempting to explain the function of religion in society
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Ideology
set of ideas that legitimate the power of a particular group
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Profane
ordinary, nonreligious aspects of life
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Sacred
regarded with awe and reverence
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Substantive definitions
attempting to explain what religion actually is
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Totems
objects such as animals or plants that are believed to have supernatural powers
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Anomie
a state of confusion and normlessness
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Civil religion
events or activities that involve ritualistic patterns and generate collective sentiments usually associated with established religions
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Communism
political philosophy originated by Marx that advocates common ownership and business
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Consensus
shared agreement on norms and values
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Conservative
supporting things staying how they are
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Ideological apparatus
agencies that transmit RCI to persuade groups that inequality is normal and natural
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Totemism
primitive religion involving the worship or certain objects seen to have a widespread influence over tribal life
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Ascetic
self-denying
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Calvinists
17th century protestant sect based on the thinking of John Calvin
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Fundamentalist religion
beleif systems that argue the need to return to traditional values and practices
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period associated with the 18th century when reason became to be seen as a guiding principle

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set of ideas that legitimate the power of a particular group

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