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