Typologies of Religion

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Steve Bruce 2002
Beliefs, actions & institutions; existence of supernatural entities; powers of actions or imperonal powers or proccesses possesed of moral purpose.
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Emile Durkheim 1912
Unified systems of beliefs & practices; relative to sacred things; unites a single moral community called a church & those adhere to them. Functional.
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Clifford Geertz 1965
1) System of Symbols 2) establishes powerful, long lasting & motivational moods in men 3) formulating conception of general existence 4) order & factuality of these conceptions 5) moods & motivations become uniquely realistic
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Robert Curriet et al 1977
Attempt to effect certain ends; this world or other worlds; mean wholly or partially supernatural
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Heelas & Woodhead 2004
Religions of difference, humanity (liberal), spiritualities (mystical)
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Woodhead: Five Concepts of Religion
Culture, Identity, Relationships, Power, Practice
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Ernst Troeltsch: 3 fold typology
Church: covering society, Sectarian: radically different to society, Mystical: individuals in society connected with the divine.
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Unified systems of beliefs & practices; relative to sacred things; unites a single moral community called a church & those adhere to them. Functional.

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