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week 7 lecture notes, for finals april 29th

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Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCA02H3
Professor
Malcolm Mac Kinnon

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SOCA02H3
Week 7
Religion
if large numbers of people believe in a religion what is the impact on society and
change?
Thomas Theorum, what people define to be true is true in its consequences
religion looks at the supernatural world
science looks at the natural world
Religiosity
refers to how important religion is to people
can measure religiosity in various ways:
ostrength of belief
oemotional attachment to a religion
oknowledge about religion
ofrequency of performing rituals
ofrequency of applying religious principles in daily life
Social Factors
social factors connected to religiosity include:
1.obligation
oobligated to attend religious services, such as preteens, attend more regularly
2.opportunity
othose with more opportunity for religious service attendance, such as seniors,
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attend more often
3.need
othose who have more need of religion, such as seniors, attend more often
4.learning
othose whose parents attended religious services frequently are more likely to
do so
Secularization
relative decline in the importance of the supernatural and the sacred
atheists, reject belief in god
agnostic, sit on the fence
deists, believe a supreme power or god created the world and doesnt intervene
pantheists, see god in everything
animism, similar to pantheists believe that nature has a soul
paganism, polytheism, materialism and promiscuity today
secularization is associated with inequality of life
in medieval times, vale of tears, sorrow and heartache
oepidemics and plagues
ono legal rights
osocial superiors can treat you like property
olawlessness, crime, and war
omedicine is in a primitive state
ofamine
religion becomes secularized because of loss of function
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SOCA02H3 Week 7 Religion if large numbers of people believe in a religion what is the impact on society and change? Thomas Theorum, what people define to be true is true in its consequences religion looks at the supernatural world science looks at the natural world Religiosity refers to how important religion is to people can measure religiosity in various ways: o strength of belief o emotional attachment to a religion o knowledge about religion o frequency of performing rituals o frequency of applying religious principles in daily life Social Factors social factors connected to religiosity include: 1. obligation o obligated to attend religious services, such as preteens, attend more regularly 2. opportunity o those with more opportunity for religious service attendance, such as seniors, www.notesolution.com
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