Essay on Religious Aspescts

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Albright college | Religion and the family | Religion and the family in a changing society | | Tamyra Williams | 4/17/2012 |

Introduction These issues of the three paradigms such as Functionalism, Conflict and last Interpretive/Interactions amongst religion and the family both have different aspect on society as a whole. However, regarding the two topics of religion and the family of society both share some social interactions with the three paradigms such as Functionalism, Conflict and last Interpretive/Interactions. The position of these issues depends on how Religion and The Family is viewed in each paradigm.
According to the functionalism, of religion and family can be a function of society. That means social togetherness and support from others. Religion and the family both share some similarities; however, religion and family both have yearly and daily routines and support systems. Religion and the family involve a traditional aspect. Characteristics of both topics and the family include a sort of togetherness and support from church family and other traditions of the family. These two topics also have routines such as family reunions and baptisms. This paper will discuss the three paradigms of and how religion and the family hold society together.
Functionalism is one of the major schools of sociological thought.” Functionalism looks at society as being good and everything will soon fall in to place. Functionalism is defined as “the analysis of social and culture phenomena in terms of the functions they perform in a social culture system. In functionalism, society is conceived of as a system of interrelated parts in which no part can be understood in isolation from the whole” (Wallace and Wolf 2006).
Functionalism is a system of multiple parts that come together to create a unified, working whole. Emile Durkheim was the first and the most important sociologist and the founder of functionalism. Functionalists tend to have of a very encouraging outlook on the social sciences and presume that lessons of the social world can have been significance. The different view of researchers on functionalism may or may not get in the way of the unbiased search for social laws principals of the performance of social systems. Functionalism theory thinks and views society more towards the positive side whereas Conflict theory thinks and view society in more of a negative aspect.
Factionalism also considers that society is detained together by social cohesion. Others in society approve upon, and a success jointly to accomplish what is works an improved society as a whole. Emile Durkheim recommended that social consensus obtains in one of two forms Mechanical solidarity. Mechanical is one form of social cohesion that is a form of social cohesion that occurs when people in a the social order preserve comparable values and beliefs that combines a similar work ethic.
Conflict Theory
“Conflict theory is a major alternative to functionalism as an approach to analyzing the general structure of societies, and it is increasing popular and important in modern sociology” (Wallace and Wolf 2006). Conflict theorists looks at society negatively. Karl Marx was the main conflict theorist that also views society as being bad. However, conflict theorists argue that individuals and groups such as social classes in society have different levels of material wealth among the rich and the poor. The more fortunate flaunt their status to the other group that is not in the same group as them such as the less fortunate (the poor). For example the bourgeoisie (middle class) and the proletariat (lower class). The relationship between the both two is very unequal. The bourgeoisie, the owners, are favored more. Whereas the proletariat are the workers of the factories or those who have to work for a little amount of cash and make the owners rich will never gain equal rights in society. This shows how…