SCLY 3 Functionalist Key Terms

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Attempts to explain the functions that religion performs in society
Functional Definition
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Durkheim - An object or symbol that represents something supernatural and inspires feelings of awe and reverence
Sacred
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Durkheim - Ordinary, non-spiritual, non-religious.
Profane
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Durkheim - Beliefs, norms and values common within a society, without which, society would disintegrate
Collective Conscience
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Bellah - Activities and events consisting of ritualistic patterns that inspire collective sentiments usually associated with traditional religions.
Civil Religion
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Durkheim - Religion provides us with concepts essential to all human thought and communication, such as "time", "space" and "causality"
Cognitive Functions
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Durkheim - An object or symbol that represents something supernatural and inspires feelings of awe and reverence

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Durkheim - Ordinary, non-spiritual, non-religious.

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Durkheim - Beliefs, norms and values common within a society, without which, society would disintegrate

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Bellah - Activities and events consisting of ritualistic patterns that inspire collective sentiments usually associated with traditional religions.

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