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Witchcraft

The ability of a person to cause harm by means of a personal power that resides within the body of the witch

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Heresy

Crimes against God

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Inquisition

A unit of the Roman Catholic Church that convened to judge cases of heresy.

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Neo-Paganism

revival of pre-Christian religious practice.

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Legitimating Myths

stories which people use to justify their values, actions, and identities.
Religion can contribute to social cohesion and social conflict at the same time.

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3 Types

− Religion and social conflict
1. between religious groups (Northern Ireland, Catholics, Protestants)
2. within a religious group (same-sex civil unions and Christianity in Canada)
3. between a sectarian religious group and a larger society (Westboro Baptists, Fred Phelps

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Religious Particularism

is the viewing of one's own religious group as the only legitimate religion

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Deviance

behaviour that is contrary to norms of conduct or expectations of a social group.

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Heresy

a term used by members of religious community to indicate illegitimate beliefs or practices.

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Religion promoting social change

social gospel, Canada
− liberation theology, Latin Am
− civil rights movement
− anti-Apartheid
− 1979 in Iran
− 1980 in USA

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Change promoting

1. Religious ideas and meanings
2. Religious imagery – symbols of ideas.
3. Leadership
Priestly / Prophetic
Prophetic leadership

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Religious group

− 'power' – ability to control, influence, manipulate the behaviour of others; ability to attain goals, carry out desires

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Liberation Theology

− School of Christian thought, developed especially by Latin American RC theologians emphasizing 'preferential option for the poor', addressing issues of poverty and social justice in marxian terms (power, stratification), connecting liberation from social, political, economic oppression with ideas of ultimate salvation

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Social Gospel

− school of thought in Canadian religious, social and political life since the 1890's which relates Christian ideas to the collective ills of industrializing society
− JS Woodsworth
− Tommy Douglas
− Stanley Knowles
− Seniors' pensions, employment insurance, health insurance, working conditions, minimum wage

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Religion and Change

− How will religion function in a given society, in a given situation?
− In a pluralist society, which religions/relig groups will resist/promote change?