FUNCTIONS of religion 1-2
Functions of religion
religion is a unified system of beliefs and practices related to the sacred that is things set apart and forbidden.
Functional perspective from Jharkhand, talcott Parsons, malinowski and so on
Explains individual suffering and soothing which builds personality. Bible suggests god is always with them and maybe testing them
Source of social cohesion and social organisation. Reduces uncertainty in life. Bible argues love the neighbour
Social welfare development of art and culture and knowledge. Gurudwaras hold longer and Hindu literature has history culture philosophy.
Agency of social control. Believe in in heaven And hell based on deeds.
Affects economic life. According to Weber capitalism helped protestants grow
Functional Malinowski. Symbol world view geertz. Social durkheim. Emotional Marrett.
but talcott parson thanks religion is also source of conflict. Hindu Muslim riots Christian Muslim conflicts. Terrorism.
Religion explain the unknown. Greeks believe that Atlas holds the sky for the heavens from the Earth.
Strengthens moral values. Quran talks about equality of all humans
Guides a person's life. Hindu concept of purusharth and aashram.
But with science agnosticism atheism region has been declining and philosophers like Nietzsche were concerned how society will behave when god is dead.