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Religion

Emile Durkheim, Karl Marx, and Max Weber each devoted some time to writing about religion and society, including questions such as the following:

  • What do people believe?
  • How do people talk about religion?
  • How is religion organized?
  • How do a person’s beliefs impact other aspects of social life?

Review this Web site, and answer the following questions:

  • What social purpose does religion serve?
  • Define and give examples of each of the following terms:
    • Profane
    • Sacred
    • Faith
    • Ritual
  • Choose 1 of these theorists: Max Weber, Karl Marx, or Emile Durkheim. Describe his thoughts and views on religion.
  • Discuss how religion can exert social control over its believers.

Be sure to incorporate at least 2 outside resources, and cite your sources following APA format.

Reference

Boundless. (n.d.). Understanding religion. Retrieved from https://www.boundless.com/sociology/religion-0012a374-36c5-4342-b187-15b13aa53bad/

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