Religious Beliefs & Social Stratification

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  • Religious Beliefs & Social Stratification

    1. 1. RELIGIOUS BELIEFS & SOCIAL STRATIFICATION GROUP3
    2. 2. RELIGION THEORY <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Origin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World Religious </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Religion as a Function of Society </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Theory of Durkheim </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Karl Marx </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weber </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Origin
    4. 4. World Religious Religion has existed in all human societies from early times. Although belief systems and traditions of worship differ from culture to culture, they also have many common elements. In all cultures, human beings make a practice of interacting with what are taken to be spiritual powers. These powers may be in the form of gods, spirits, ancestors, or any kind of sacred reality with which humans believe themselves to be connected. Microsoft ® Encarta ® 2009
    5. 5. Religion as a Function of Society <ul><li>Durkheim’s theory: </li></ul><ul><li>Social  religion’s society </li></ul><ul><li>( In community) </li></ul><ul><li>Collective conscience </li></ul><ul><li>(share common feeling) </li></ul><ul><li>Religious </li></ul>Profane : everyday word Sacred : god’s world >< profane Totem Ritual Function of Religion : cohesion: keep social close
    6. 6. Functionalist Perspective
    7. 7. Karl Max <ul><li>Religion: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From: people chose to change the nature of reality than change their unfair conditions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide: religious status (instead of social status) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change people attention from suffering reality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wealthy capitalists religious belief </li></ul></ul>encourage
    8. 8. Weber

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