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.


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

Date Due:Monday, Jun 15, 2015Objective:Identify the Functionalist, Conflict, Interactionist, and Feminist sociological perspectives and describe their historical revolution. Discuss the specific contributions of various sociological theorists responsible for shaping modern social sciences