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“A unified system of beliefs and practices relative to sacred things” defines
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The profane was defined by Durkheim as
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The sacred was defined by Durkheim as anything
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Religion develops when
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Animism is a type of religion involving the
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Shamanism is a type of religion in which belief centers on the
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Totemism is a type of religion involving the
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In The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, Weber argues that the Protestant emphasis on work helped develop the
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Prophets differ from priests in that the former
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The belief that spiritual or divine truths come from intuition and meditation is known as
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An ecclesia is a
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Sects are intent on ____________________________ to the old ways.
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A cult differs from a sect in that a cult
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According to Durkheim, the primary function of religion is to
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List three social functions of religion:
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Conflict theorists believe that religion serves
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American denominations are distinguished on the basis of
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The world religion with the most adherents is
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How diverse is religion in the United States?
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A persistent theme in American religion is
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The teaching of Darwinism in the public schools has been criticized by some religious groups because
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The secularization of American society is most apparent in that fewer people
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The belief in supernatural powers is _____________________________who are not church members.
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Secularization is self-limiting because
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The “electronic” church refers to
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Ecumenism means
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New religious movements in the United States reflect the social need for
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Religious diversity occurs when societies are
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Legal issues, such as a declaration of war or the restriction of alcohol use
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Religious systems are closely linked to ______________________________ institutions.
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T F Durkheim defined religion as the one practice of individuals that was not related to social life.
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T F All religions are organized in social groups.
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T F Sacred things have a sacred quality recognized in all societies.
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T F Religion develops out of group experiences.
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T F All religions have sacred objects and beliefs, even when they have no organization.
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T F Cults are not religions because they lack community.
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T F One function of religion is to preserve and solidify the society.
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T F Another function of religion is to reinforce social control.
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T F Religion helps to reconcile the underprivileged to the hardships in their lives.
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T F Religion can persuade people to accept inequities and social injustice.
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T F Sects have been an important form of religious movement in the United States.
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T F The Mormon religion began as a sect.
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T F Pentecostal religion is a well-established middle-class denomination.
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T F When churches flourish, cults flourish.
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T F Religious values no longer exert much influence in modern societies.
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Essay:
Discuss how the great religions of the world are organized.
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Essay:
Compare the functions of religion as seen by structural functional theory with the conflict view of
religious influence on society. Emphasize the common points that both theories make.
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Describe some of the things held sacred in American society that demonstrate the similarity between religion and other institutions.
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Describe religious values in American society that contribute to social control.
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Essay:
Describe religious values in American society that contribute to social change.
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