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A2 Sociology Review Theories of Religion Paragraph

  1. 1. Name: ____________________ Date: ___________________ A2 Sociology Review Theories of ReligionTask: Working in pairs only. Fill in he gaps with words from the word bank.Use each word only once. You may only use your notes, but NOT yourtextbooks.Sociologists define religion in _______________ , _______________ , andsocial constructionist terms. Functionalism is a _______________perspective that sees religion performing ______________________________ for society and individuals. These include_______________ _______________ and integration; provision of_______________ and meanings, and _______________ functions forindividuals. Functionalists also identify functional alternatives such as_______________ religion. Marxism and feminism are _______________perspectives that highlight the _______________ functions of religion.Marxists see religion as _______________ the pain of class exploitation andas fostering a false _______________. They see religion as a form of_______________ and a response to _______________. Feminists seereligion as an instrument of _______________ -- a set of beliefs and practicesresponsible for women’s _______________ . Some _______________ arguethat religion is not always patriarchal. Word Bank:consensus civil ideology conflict Feministsideological social substantive subordination Positive solidarity functionsalienation functional Dulling psychological Consciousnessvalues patriarchy

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