Theories of Religion

Just a few flashcards on theory :)

Marxist- Marx
-Opiate of the masses, legitimises class inequality, reproduces ruling class ideology, false class consciousness BUT ignores positive functions of religion
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Marxist- Maduro
Religion isn't always a conservative force- it can bring about change- Liberation Theory
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Marxist- Gramsci
Hegemony
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Marxist- Daly (Feminist)
Religion is misogynistic and patriarchal
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Functionalist- Durkheim
Collective conscience, collective worship, totemism, sacred and the profane
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Functionalist- Malinowski
Life Crises, Triobrand Islanders, fishing and rituals
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Functionalist- Parsons
Religion causes social stability- relieves tension that disrupts social order
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Functionalist- Bellah
Civil Religion- Americanism
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Religion isn't always a conservative force- it can bring about change- Liberation Theory

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Marxist- Maduro

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Hegemony

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Card 4

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Religion is misogynistic and patriarchal

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Card 5

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Collective conscience, collective worship, totemism, sacred and the profane

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