Sociology - Religion

Definition of religion that focuses on the substance of a belief
Substantive
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Strand of substantive definition that have a narrower view of what makes a religious belief
Exclusivist
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Strand of substanitve definition that recognised many practises as being 'spiritual' and a more open minded view
Inclusivist
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Definition of religion that defines it based on its social or psychological functions
Functionalist
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Definition that takes a more subjective approach and claims the definition of a religious depends on the believers themselves
Social constructionists
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An ________ is a world view
Ideology
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Ideology is different to religion as it doesn't usually involve a ____________ power
Supernatural
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What kind fo theorists believe that rationalisation and a more scientific view of the universe has undermined religious belief?
Secularisation
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Who argues that religion is the 'sigh of the oppressed creature'?
Marx
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Who argues that religion helps individuals cope with situations where they have little to no control?
Malinowski
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Example of the tribe who practised 'canoe magic'
Trobriand
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Who states that we no longer live in an 'enchanted garden' where God controls everything and controls it well?
Weber
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Who points out that science is an open belief system?
Popper
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Popper argues that science is _________ and that each new theory builds on the findings of the other
Cumulative
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Science is governed by the principle of what?
Falsification
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Who points out that when fundamentalist beliefs are threatened, believers use 'get-out clauses' to explain anomalies?
Horton
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What do some believers according to Horton use to provide 'evidence' for religious beliefs?
Circular argumetns
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Who argues that sceince, like religion, is based on a set of shared beliefs and assumptions?
Kuhn
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What are scientific shared beliefs and assumptions also known as?
Paradigms
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Whoa argues there are 3 main stages of belief in society?
Aldridge
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The stage of belief in society when people believe everything that happens is caused by supernatural powers
Theological
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The stage of belief in society where science begins to explain theories and attitudes change towards religious beliefs
Metaphysical
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The stage of belief in society where science completely discredits all religious beliefs and all questions are answered with science
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Definition of religion that defines it based on its social or psychological functions

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Definition that takes a more subjective approach and claims the definition of a religious depends on the believers themselves

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