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Defining Religion

Peter Berger suggests that religion acts as a ‘sacred canopy’ for people and that ...

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Falsification

This Radio 4 video explains the tricky ‘falsification’ concept in a clear and acce...

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Feminist Views on Religion

It could be useful to begin by reminding students of what Feminism is (and what it is not) at ...

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Functionalist Perspectives on Religion

This will be challenging for some students as they can struggle to see the differences within ...

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Marxist Perspectives on Religion

Perhaps one of the most popularised phrases attributed to Marx is that religion is the ‘...

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Open and Closed Belief Systems

Following on from Science, Rationality and Religion, which introduces the concepts of a closed...

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Religion as a Conservative Force

Work in small groups to think of ways in which America can be said to have a civil religion.

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Religion as a Force for Social Change

Textbooks provide us with a range of examples of ways in which religion can be used as an advo...

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Science, Rationality and Religion

Begin by brainstorming the term ‘science’. What does this conjure up for students? En...

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The Protestant Reformation

Before moving onto or starting to examine science as a belief system, students can find it helpfu...

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Religion Introduction

Religion Introduction
Though many may argue that we live in an increasingly secul...

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