LOYOLA COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS), CHENNAI – 600 034

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LOYOLA COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS), CHENNAI – 600 034
B.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION – SOCIOLOGY
FIFTH SEMESTER – April 2009
OL 20
SO 5502 - SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION
Date & Time: 24/04/2009 / 1:00 - 4:00
Dept. No.
SECTION - A
Write a short note on the following in 30 words each.
Max. : 100 Marks
(10 x 2 = 20)
1. Functions of Religion.
2. Berger’s concept of religion.
3. Cult
4. Sect
5. Conversion
6. Women and religion
7. SNDP
8. Religion and social change
9. Freedom of religion
10. Magic
SECTION - B
Answer any FIVE in 300 words each
(5 x 8 = 40)
11. Write briefly about the various definitions of religion.
12. Explain the methods of studying Sociology of Religion.
13. What is Religion of Humanity? Will it work in the contemporary world?
14. Highlight the importance of religious groups.
15. Is India a secular country? How?
16. What are the functions of a religious movement?
17. What are the integrative and disintegrative functions of religion?
SECTION - C
Answer any TWO in 1200 words each.
(2 x 20 = 40)
18. Explain the relationship between religion and social stratification.
19. With an example explain the social process in the evolution of a charismatic group.
20. How does religion cause social change? How is it changing the Indian society?
21. Discuss the nature and scope of sociology of religion.
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