Secularisation- Structural Differentiation

Questions on structural differentiation- Parsons' idea of why secularisation is happening.

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What does Parsons believe structural differentiation has done?
It has lead to the disengagement of religion.
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What has happend to the functions of religion?
They have been taken over by other institutions, eg the state.
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Examples of religion losing it's functions...
Education- the church used to provide this now the state has taken over. The church has less influence on the law.
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What does bruce believe about religion?
he agrees with Parsons that religion has become disconnected from society and has lost it's functions.
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Bruce believes that religion has become what?
Privatised- it has become confined within the home and the family. It is now a personal choice to follow religion.
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Bruce sees religious organisations as what?
having less influence on society.
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What has lost meaning due to structural differentiation?
religious symbols and traditional rituals.
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