Religion and Beliefs Marxism+other Keywords

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Ideological state apparatus
Althusser's idea which refers to the way in which ideas are an affective tool to dominate people
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Metaphysical Realm
This refers to the spiritual world i.e. the realm beyond the natural world that cannot be physically observed or measured.
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Ideology
A systematic set of beliefs promoted to benefit a dominant social group
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New Religious Movements (NAMS)
A movement considering a range of different beliefs such as dowsing, paganism, healing, sprituality and including Feng Shui crystals. These radicals beliefs emerged in 1980's and 1990's
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Inclusive definition of Religion
liberal view of religion which considers other non-traditional belief systems by the virtue of their functions e.g. Queen's coronation or sport
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Myths
Beliefs that cannot be substantiated. Marxists see religion as a series of myths
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Idealism
The Weberian notion that ideas alone e.g.religious ideas alone may be enough to bring about social change.
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Modernity
Modern times refer to the period where science and enlightenment period were prominent. This is the period of industrial revolution and due to the influence of science, rationalisation takes over and there is less faith in religious beliefs.
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Individuation
Bellah's term describing the process of privatised worship on an individual basis this goes against wilson who argues that you can measure secularisation by going to church
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Meta-narrative
A grand theory or over arching belief (Universal truth)
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Latent Function
positive effect of religion on society. This is the area that Durkheim emphasises in his research when he says that the real object of reverence in worship is society
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This refers to the spiritual world i.e. the realm beyond the natural world that cannot be physically observed or measured.

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liberal view of religion which considers other non-traditional belief systems by the virtue of their functions e.g. Queen's coronation or sport

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