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SOC 222: Religion
Transcript of SOC 222: Religion
Religion has unique content or substance relating to the sacred
that separates it from other forms
of knowledge and belief
Functionalist Definition of Religion
Religion unifies believers into a community through shared practices and a common set of beliefs relative to sacred things
Marx described religion as an “opiate” for the masses
Statement to which members of a particular religion adhere
Practices required or expected of members of a faith
Fishin 4 Religion
Elements beyond everyday life that inspire respect, awe, and even fear
Ordinary elements of everyday life
Rigid adherence to core religious doctrines
Feeling or perception of being in direct contact with ultimate reality or of being overcome with religious emotion