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Durkheim 1912 a classical sociologist
Durkheim (1912) a classical sociologist

  • A unified system of beliefs and practices relative to sacred things, that is to say, things set apart and forbidden – beliefs and practices which unite into one single moral community called a Church, all those who adhere to them.

    Source: Aldridge, 2004, pg 8


What is it actually to be religious
What is it actually to be religious?

  • What does it really mean to be religious

  • Do you have to do anything?

  • Do you have to believe in anything religious?

  • Is it a clear cut thing

    • YES I am religious, NO I am not religious


Religiosity
Religiosity

  • How religious a society is, looking at, for example, beliefs and practices


Current beliefs
Current Beliefs

  • Some people now believe without belonging (Davie 1994)

  • Consider that religions are maybe retreating from public awareness, its more privatised?

  • Or is it declining?


Religious belief
Religious Belief

  • Day (2007) conducted research into what people believed in and why some people who said they were Christians weren’t sure if God existed.

    Findings categorised:

  • Adherent Christians

  • Natal Christians

  • Ethnic Christians

  • Aspirational Christians


Children religious belief garrod 2006
Children & Religious BeliefGarrod (2006)

  • School cut across religious boundaries for different religions and ethnic backgrounds

    Children's experience fell into :

  • Religious identity

  • Social practice

  • Belief and spirituality


Children religious belief garrod 20061
Children & Religious BeliefGarrod (2006)

Children belonged to the following groups:

  • Highly observant

  • Observant

  • Occasionally participating

  • Impact individual faith

  • Not religious


Religious belief1
Religious Belief

  • Census

  • 2001 vs 2011

  • What are the changes in these two?

  • What are the Christian figures?

  • What is the biggest non Christian category?


Issues with statistics
Issues with Statistics

  • Social construction

  • Reliability

    • Historical data gathering differs to today’s methods, not replicable

  • Validity of data

    • Different religions use different criteria to record membership (figures to whose benefit)

  • Interpretations of religiosity

    • Reasons behind while they are religious

      • Companionship/friendships


Religious commitment homework
Religious Commitment- Homework

  • How do individuals show their religious commitment?

  • Give 3 examples of religious commitment illustrated through dress

  • Give 3 examples of religious commitment shown through following a religious code of conduct


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