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Emile Durkheim’s Elementary Forms Of Religious Life. Role of Religion? To influence and reinforce societal integration by legitimating society’s values and norms. Natural must exist. Not always mysterious. Atheistic Religions Proscriptive Rituals Prescriptive Rituals. What Is Religion?.

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Emile durkheim s elementary forms of religious life

Emile Durkheim’s Elementary Forms Of Religious Life

Role of Religion?

To influence and reinforce societal integration by legitimating society’s values and norms


What is religion

Natural must exist.

Not always mysterious

Atheistic Religions

Proscriptive Rituals

Prescriptive Rituals

What Is Religion?

RELIGION

Supernatural

Divinity

The world of mystery, the unknowable, the incomprehensible

Belief in someone on whom we must and can depend . . . GOD!


What is religion1

SACRED

PROFANE

PROFANE

PROFANE

PROFANE

BELIEFS

RITUALS

What Is Religion?

RELIGION

Religious Phenomena


Relationship between

Science

Magic

Religion

RelationshipBetween

BELIEFS and RITUAL PRACTICES

SACRED and PROFANE

“Bounded groups that profess the sacred beliefs and practice the sacred rituals”

CHURCHES


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Emile Durkheim’s Elementary Forms Of Religious Life

Definition of Religion?

“A religion is a unified system of BELIEFS AND PRACTICES relative to SACRED things . . . which unite into one single moral community called a CHURCH all those who adhere to them.” (p. 44)


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Emile Durkheim’s Elementary Forms Of Religious Life

Functions Of Religion?

Social Cohesion

Social Control

Provide Meaning And Purpose


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Emile Durkheim’s Elementary Forms Of Religious Life

The Future Of Religion?

The appearance of large and complex nation-states will cause a decline of religion and something else will take over religion’s role.

EDUCATION


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