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Department
Religion
Course
RLG210Y1
Professor
Joseph Bryant
Semester
Winter

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March 21 12 Religion and Modernity Capitalism Bureaucratization Globalization and SciencetechnologyThese developments have led to changes in 1 The place of religion in society 2 The standing and functioning of religious institutions and in 3 the nature of religiosity1 the marginalizationdisplacementsubstitutions or religious traditions by formal rationalism scientism growing faith in scienceclues on how to live their lives individualism Weber thesis materialism understood largely with material and consumerism 2 Fostering and reinforcing a general SECULARIZATIONOperates on two levels structural institutional differentiation and autonomy cultural pluralismrelativization of traditionsIn modern societies things become more secularizedless emphasis on scripture or religious commandments3 Religious revitalization and modernizing movements conservative reactions FUNDAMENTALISM Jewish Christian Islamic Hindu etc affirm the authority of the sacred uphold traditional gender roles oppose moral decay is shaped by modernitya reaction against the new but not a restoration of the oldselectiv
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