SOC100H5 Lecture 8: Sociology of religion soc 100 jane bakerr

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Religion reinforces solidarity, heightening our sense of belonging to a certain group, and this will reinforce our belief in the groups belief. Collective conscience common sentiments or values people share as a result of co-existing: profane common shared values and sentiments that are not religious, sacred values that are tied to religion, transendical component. Totems object of sacred crucifix or prayer mat. Rituals act of the sacred the act of praying or mass. Routinization of charisma religion used to revolve around charisma. Overtime, this evolvement around charisma they become more organized, ex, who succeeds the leader. Religious inspiration to stable institution with defined roles. Some roles cannot be accessed by some people (ex. Women in subordination or class inequality in hindu afterlife) Marx people who are religious don"t challenge autho(cid:396)itative ine(cid:395)ualities, called the opium of the people: religion and conflict/change. Churches may play a role in disrupting status quo. Churches (a minister) forced canadian healthcare/churches fought slavery.

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