RELIGION. What do the theorists say?. FUNCTIONALISM. OBJECTIVE. Understand religion from a Functionalist Perspective. CAN YOU ANSWER ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS. What functions does religion perform to help maintain social stability?. 1. Does religion impede or encourage social change?. 2.
What do the theorists say?
Understand religion from a Functionalist Perspective
Understand religion from a Marxist Perspective
“Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of a heartless world and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people”
What are some of the laws and promises of religion that you think may achieve this?
There are numerous examples of situations where the church has benefited capitalism. Can you think of any?
Understand religion from a Weberian Perspective