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Study Guide for Test 1

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Department
Religion
Course
RLG210Y1
Professor
Joseph Bryant
Semester
Fall

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Sociology of Religion Summary of Notes for Test 1 Lecture 1 Sociology study of religion made up of: Social factors of religious beliefs, actions Significance of religion in social life and history Knowledge in social sciences are found objectively wo bias Vocabulary Ontology nature of being, reality or existence and constitutively What the world is and how it works Ex: True explanation = describing a desks moving atoms on a subatomic level Epistemology nature of knowledge; relationships between the known and knower Religion claims 2 levels of reality Mundane reality Dependent on ultimatesuper reality Higher order Involves personaluniversal forces Ex: karma, mana (cosmic power), chi dao Responsible for world Includes spirits and god(s) Difference between sociology and psychology Psychology > individual based Sociology > individual as social construct (i.e. group trends societal aspects) Individual merely part of a whole and that whole(societies) determine what the people(individuals) will be like Idea of society is conceived in the mind o Doesnt have physical needs www.notesolution.com
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