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  1. 1. A2 Sociology Beliefs in Society Revision Notes Booklet Miss Russell Theories Science as Ideology Religion & Social Groups Religion in a Global Context
  2. 2. Contents In this booklet you should have revision notes on each of the following: 1) Theories of Religion Functionalism Marxism Feminism 2) Science as Ideology Science as a Belief System Science as an Ideology 3) Demography Gender Ethnicity Age 4) Religion in a Global Context Religion & Development Religious Fundamentalism Cultural Defence Clash of Civilisations Tick when complete
  3. 3. Theories of Religion Functionalism Knowledge & understanding (A01) Evidence & Examples Evaluation: Strengths & Weaknesses (A02)
  4. 4. Functionalism Assess the view that in most societies religion functions more to cause conflict than to bring about harmony and consensus. (33 marks) Theories of Religion
  5. 5. Theories of Religion Marxism Knowledge & Understanding (A01) Evidence & Examples Evaluation: Strengths & Weaknesses (A02)
  6. 6. Marxism The main function of religion in society today is to dull the pain of oppression. To what extent do sociological arguments and evidence support this view of religion today? (33 marks) Theories of Religion
  7. 7. Theories of Religion Feminism Knowledge & Understanding (A01) Evidence & Examples Evaluation: Strengths & Weaknesses (A02)
  8. 8. Feminism (33 marks) Assess the extent to which Feminist theories help our understanding of religion in society today. Theories of Religion
  9. 9. Science as a Belief System Knowledge & Understanding (A01) Evidence & Examples Evaluation: Strengths & Weaknesses (A02)
  10. 10. Science as an Ideology Knowledge & Understanding (A01) Evidence & Examples Evaluation: Strengths & Weaknesses (A02)
  11. 11. (33 marks) Assess the view that science has replaced religion as the main ideological influence in society today. Science as an Ideology
  12. 12. Religion & Social Groups Gender Knowledge & Understanding (A01) Evidence & Examples Evaluation: Strengths & Weaknesses (A02)
  13. 13. Gender (33 marks) Critically examine the relationship between gender, religious participation and religious organisations. Religion & Social Groups
  14. 14. Religion & Social Groups Ethnicity Knowledge & Understanding (A01) Evidence & Examples Evaluation: Strengths & Weaknesses (A02)
  15. 15. Ethnicity Assess the view that, for minority ethnic groups, the practice of religion and membership of religious groups is mainly a form of cultural defence. (33 marks) Religion & Social Groups
  16. 16. Religion & Social Groups Age Knowledge & Understanding (A01) Evidence & Examples Evaluation: Strengths & Weaknesses (A02)
  17. 17. Age Examine the relationship between age and religious participation. (33 marks) Religion & Social Groups
  18. 18. Religion in a Global Context Religion & Development Knowledge & Understanding (A01) Evidence & Examples Evaluation: Strengths & Weaknesses (A02)
  19. 19. Religion in a Global Context Religious Fundamentalism Knowledge & Understanding (A01) Evidence & Examples Evaluation: Strengths & Weaknesses (A02)
  20. 20. Religion in a Global Context Cultural Defence Knowledge & Understanding (A01) Evidence & Examples Evaluation: Strengths & Weaknesses (A02)
  21. 21. Religion in a Global Context Clash of Civilisations Knowledge & Understanding (A01) Evidence & Examples Evaluation: Strengths & Weaknesses (A02)
  22. 22. Assess sociological explanations of the relationship between globalisation and religion (33 marks) Religion in a Global Context

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