Lesson 14 - SOCIOLOGY 101 On Line

 

AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE THERE ARE 3 ACTION ASSIGNMENTS (ESSAYS) TO BE COMPLETED AND EMAILED TO ME BY THE END OF THE WEEK.

 

CHAPTER 14 Social Structure and Society

 

Study Assignment: Read chapter 14 Sociology 101 by Jon Shepard

 

Chapter 14

 

After careful study of this chapter, you will be able to:

 

  • Explain the sociological meaning of religion.
  • Demonstrate the different views of religion taken by functionalists and conflict theorists.
  • Distinguish among the basic types of religious organization.
  • Discuss the meaning and nature of religiosity
  • Define secularization and describe its relationship to religiosity in the United States.
  • Differentiate between civil and invisible religion in America
  • Describe the current resurgence of religious fundamentalism in the United States.
  • Identify a wide variety of new religious movements in America.
  • Outline the relationship ob baby boomers to religion.

 

Chapter 14

 

1.      Consider the four functions of religion identified by sociologist. Which of these functions are being performed by religion in the contemporary United States? Illustrate each.

2.      Evaluate the place of civil religion and invisible religion in America today.

Identify what you think are the tree most important effects of fundamentalism on religion in contemporary America. Support your case with specifics