Sociology 1101- Lesson 9 Chapter 15- religion

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Which two words did Emile Durkheim use to distinguish between religious objects and non- religious objects

Sacred; profane

Which text is considered sacred to Christians of all sects?

The Bible

Which of the following is NOT true of the sociological perspective on religion?

Religion is a symbol of high culture

The ______ records Jewish interpretations of the _____ which is their sacred text.

Talmud; Torah

If someone who follows in the teachings of Confucius mentions the word "jen" they are referring to:

A teaching that everyone should be treated kindly

Roberto has just moved to a new city. He does not know anyone, but he wants to find a mosque where he can practice Islam. Which theory will Roberto use, either consciously or unconsciously, to make a decision?

rational choice theory

When Hildegard visited Church of Christ, she realized just how similar their practices and beliefs are to her regular denomination choice, the Episcopalian Church. These similarities probably mean that the Church of Christ is:

A sect withing the Christian faith.

What correlation between religion and society did Max Weber see and study?

Religion was very influential over the economy and the habits of workers.

You are interested, like Durkheim, in how ordinary objects become sacred. Which theoretical approach will help you most in analyzing the data you collect?

Symbolic interactionism

On any given day, there is often a story about prayer in the news, For decades people have disagreed over the constituency of prayer in schools. This controversy is a great example of the tension between:

Church and states

Which position describes Karl Marx’s view of religion and society?

Religion simply kept the Proletariat in their low social class.

What did Marc and Freud see as the downfall of religion that would lead to the secularization of society?

modernization of society

When Rosa and Sergei realized that the poor were being neglected in their city, they mobilized the members of their synagogue to sent letters to the government asking them to fix the growing rate of poverty, or at least, fund the citizen so they might help their neighbors. This and example of:

liberation theory

Some believe that religion is important because it adds meaning to people’s lives and provides answers to difficult questions. A sociologist following which theory would agree with this statement?

A structural functionalist

What name do Buddhists give to their four basic rules?

Noble Truths

How many pillars are essential to the Islamic faith?


Sanchita worships three different and separate gods. Her religion falls into which category?


Megachurches have become popular in certain parts of the United States. Where else in the world are megachurches widely popular?

South Korea

A sociologist studying how religious beliefs become so deeply rooted in people that they can hate people of other religions probably is:

a conflict theorist

Many people are familiar with the ying- yang symbol. From which religion does this come ?


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