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Religion

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Bobbie Junker

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Transcript of Religion

Religion

What is Religion?
A system of beliefs, traditions, and practices around sacred things, a set of shared "stories" that guide belief and action.
Three Major Forms
Theism: The worship of God or Gods as in Christianity.

Ethicalism: The adherence to certain principles to lead a moral life, as in Buddhism, and Taoism.

Animism: The belief that spirits are part of the natural world, as in totemism
Denominations
Big groups of congregations that share the same faith.
Secularism
The belief that religion should not play a role in government, education, or other public parts of society.
Karl Marx
Max Weber
Emile Durkheim
Functionalist Approach
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
Conflict Theoretical Approach.
Social Solidarity
Secularization
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Speculation?
Pluralism
The belief in two or more religious worldviews as being equally valid or acceptable.
Sacred Canopy
A term to describe the entire set of religious norms, symbols, and beliefs that express the most important thing in life.
Religious Pluralism In the United States.
Evangelicals
Members of any denomination are distinguished by four main beliefs:
The Bible is without error.
Salvation comes only through the belief in Jesus Christ.
Personal conversion is the only path to salvation.
Others must be converted.
Fundamentalists
Religious adherents who follow a scripture (such as the Bible or Qur'an) using a literal interpretation of its meaning.
Religious Attendance in the United States
At the Micro Level: Is it a Great Big Delusion?
Religious Experience
An individual's spiritual feelings, acts, and experiences
Reflexive Spirituality
A contemporary religious movement that encourages followers to look to religion for meaning, wisdom, and profound thought and feeling rather than for absolute truths on how the world works.
The Power of Religion: Social Movements
Religion and the Social Landscape
Families
Race
Gender
Class
Aging
Types of Involvement
Associated involvement
Communal involvement
Geography and Politics
Selling God and Shopping for Faith: The Commercialization of Religious Life.
Megachurch
Conservative Protestant Church that attracts approx 2,000 worshipers per week.
Supernatural Compensators
Promises of future rewards. Such as salvation or eternity in Heaven.
How do you sell God?
If You Cant beat 'Em, Join 'Em.
Bigger is Better
Speed Pleases
Sex Sells
The Paradox of Popularity
Churches
Sects or Sectarian groups
Cults
The Sect - Church Cycle
Why Are Conservative Churches Growing?
Conclusion
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Civil Religion
A set of sacred beliefs so commonly accepted by most people that it becomes part of the national culture.
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Conclusion
The Sect - Church Cycle
How do you sell God?
Supernatural Compensators
Megachurch
The Paradox of Popularity
Sacred Canopy
Secularization
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Speculation?
Social Solidarity
Emile Durkheim
Max Weber
Karl Marx
Secularism
Denominations
Three Major Forms
What is Religion?
Civil Religion
Pluralism
Evangelicals
Fundamentalists
Religious Attendance in the United States
Religious Experience
Reflexive Spirituality
Families
Race
Gender
Class
Aging
Types of Involvement
Geography and Politics
By: Shawn Staley
Tiffany Halterman
Katie Pergrem
Cheyenne Bishop
Laurel Ruppert
Bobbie Junker

Holy things meant for special use and kept separate from the profane;
the sacred realm is unknowable and mystical, so it inspires us with feelings of awe and wonder.
Sacred
Sacred
Profane
The things of mundane, everyday life.
Profane
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Old Look
Modern Look
Churches
Religious bodies that coexist in a relatively low state of tension with their social surroundings.
Churches
Sects
Sects
High tension organizations that do not fit so well within the existing social environment.
Cult
Cult
A religious movement that makes some new claims about the supernatural and therefore does not as easily fit within the sect-church cycle.
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Religious Pluralism In the United States.
Why Are Conservative Churches Growing?
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