the theory of declining religiosity, that sparked later challenges to the theory. As a result, they yield distinctly different predictions of inequality’s effects. It was established by American economists and sociologists, who were inspired by the theory of rational choice. �E�h*��!&=�ʥ�:$�_訕 | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate Janek Musek, in The General Factor of Personality, 2017. Religion and Spirituality. Theories of Religious Studies are coherently a body of explanation, rules, ideas, principles, and techniques that are systematically arranged for comprehension. The first focuses on religion’s value to the poor, the second on its utility to the rich. Memetics or the study of memes is a new field of study concerned with thoughts and ideas interpreted as replicators (Dawkins, 1989). Durkheim's theory of religion exemplifies how functionalists examine sociological phenomena. Spirituality and religiosity represent a very important aspect of life in the majority of existing cultures. We also consider whether increased religiosity could be the source of greater inequality rather than its consequence. Email: g.levy1@lse.ac.uk; r.razin@lse.ac.uk. 3 0 obj << /Length 922 /Filter /FlateDecode >> stream %%EOF 70 0 obj<>stream A fundamental feature of any theory of religion is, or should be, an explanation of the link between the two most observed aspects of religion, the individual aspect and the social aspect. Spirituality and Religiosity . 0000004244 00000 n Download as PDF. A Theory of Religion: Linking Individual Beliefs, Rituals, and Social Cohesion Gilat Levy and Ronny Razin1 A preliminary version, September 2006 Abstract: In this paper we o⁄er a new theory of religion. The theory of memes explains the evidence of evolving religions in much the same way as the theory of evolution explains the evidence of evolving biological life. 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Sep 26, 2020 psychological perspectives on religion and religiosity Posted By Corín TelladoLibrary TEXT ID 954b6305 Online PDF Ebook Epub Library the conversion of religion in psychological perspective raja oloan tumanggor universitas tarumanagara jakarta rajatfpsiuntaracid abstract this study discusses the meaning causes motivation as well as the