Religion Glossary and Beliefs Key Terms

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Kendal Project (2000)
2 year study - how far traditional religion has declined how far new spirituality grown and compensated- Heelas & Woodhead
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Latent
When something is hidden but may emerge in the future
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Legitimation
Process by which power and control by dominant social group justified through religion
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Liberation Theology
Movement emerged within Catholic Church in Latin America in 1960's - strong commitment to poor and opposition to military dictatorships
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Liberation Theology
Religious doctrines used to bring about social freedom for oppressed groups
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Manifest Function
Intended purpose of something - religion provides comfort guidance and explanation
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Marginality
Wallis - reason why people join sects - isolated from society, sects draw poor members, tend to arise in groups marginal in society
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Materialism
Marxist - ideas alone not enough to bring about social change, material circumstances must be developed for it to occur
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Mechanical Solidarity
Durkheim - pre industrial societies where community more important than individual
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Meta narrative
Postmodernists dont believe this exists - no universal truth out there
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Metaphysical realm
refers to spiritual world - realm beyond physical world, cannot be observed or measuredE
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Modenarian
Groups that expect Gods intervention to change the worlds
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Modernity
Modern world includes industrialisation and urbanization
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Modernity
Modern times referrint to period of science and Enlightenment
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