Based on the ideas of Emile Durkheim, identify three functions of religion for society. In light of these functions, do you think that a decline in the importance of religion might threaten U.S. society? If so, how? Could the family and, perhaps, the school “take over” some of religion’s functions? Why or why not?
Emile Durkheim argues that religion is the celebration of the human society. He argues that religion provides social cohesion which brings about unity among the members of society. The principles and beliefs in the different religions encourage peace and harmony in the society. The second function of religion according to Emile is that religion can be used to answer some of life’s questions. Questions…..
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