Category Archive for: Religious Institutions

Ideologies

Ideologies An ideology may loosely defamed as a system of ideas, which salvation a set of norms. The norms’ define how people are expected to act; the ideology explains well they should ad that way and why they sometimes fail to act as they should. A more ‘imposing definition reads: “Ideologies may be defined as any set of ideas that explain or…

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Religion and the Economy

Religion and the Economy Does religion have any effect upon practical business matters? Business actions may sometimes appear to be entirely godless and amoral yet religion does have an effect upon the economy. Religious beliefs affect work habits,patterns of consumption, and the acceptance or rejection of new products and practices. THE. PROTESTANTETHIC : One of the most influential theories about the iriterrelationship between…

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INTERRELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER INSTITUTIONS

INTERRELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER INSTITUTIONS Religion and the Family The interrelationship between religion and the family has received only a limited amount of study from sociologists. A sample of twelve recent “marriage and the family” textbooks (those which were conveniently available on your author’s bookshelf) devoted an average of 1112 pages to “religion,” mostly to mixed marriages. Yet religious beliefs, practices, and values are…

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Manifest Functions

Manifest Functions Functions of religion cluster about three types of concerns: a pattern of beliefs called doctrines, which define the nature of the relationship of human beings to one another and to God; rituals which symbolize these doces and remind people of them:” and a of behavior norms consistent with the es. The work of explaining and defenrlirlg the doctrines, carrying out…

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Denomination

Denomination The fourth category, the denomination, is a large group but one with less than a majority of the nation’s citizens. Like the sect, it is concerned with all aspects of life and behavior. It is usually supported by private gifts rather than government subsidy. Since it is still a minority, it does not feel ‘as much pressure to accept all majority…

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Cult and sect

Cult and Sect Cult and Sect Unification Church claims, or it may look inward and stress ecstatic personal religious experience. It may also stress a particular concern, such as faith healing, and not attempt to deal with al1 aspects of life. While the cult claims to offer new insights which the traditional churches have  verlooked, the sect offers a return to…

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Cult and Sect

Cult and Sect The cults and the sect are the  opposite poles from the ecclesia. Both are generally small and usually challenge existing social and religious values, The cult may claim links with traditional religion but its major claim is to a new religious emphasis [stark and Bain bridge, 1979]. The unification Church of the Rev. Sung Myung Moon (the…

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Ecclesia

Ecclesia The ecclesia (or church type) is a state church of which virtually all member of  society are at least nominal members. It accepts state support and sanction the basis cultural practices of the society. The Church of England in Great Britain and the Lutheran churches in the Scandinavian countries are some what vestigial formsof the state church, or.ecclesia. In a much more…

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Religion as the “Opiate of the People”

Religion as the “Opiate of the People” The view of Karl Marx is based on his basic premise that the economic forces are dominant in society and everything else is secondary. Religion is seen as “false consciousness” [Wood, 1981, pp. 12-·15], since it deals with what is either trivial or nonexistent and really reflects the economic interests of the dominant social class.…

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MARXISM AS WORLD RELIGION

MARXISM AS WORLD RELIGION The antl·Christ, that human embodiment of the devil responsible for aU evil In the world, Is the bourgeoisie. The state of sin is capitalism, which heightens the alienation of man and leads him astray from a proper ‘relationship with his omni· potent and all·knowing God, technology. The major prophets are Marx and Engels and their writings, especially Capital, constitute…

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