LOYOLA COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS), CHENNAI – 600 034

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LOYOLA COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS), CHENNAI – 600 034

B.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION – SOCIOLOGY

FIFTH SEMESTER – APRIL 2011

Date : 19-04-2011

Time : 1:00 - 4:00

SO 5502 - SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION

Dept. No. Max. : 100 Marks

Write short notes on the following in 30 words each.

1. SNDP

SECTION

– A

(10 X 2 = 20 marks)

2. Conversion

3. Substantive Approach

4. Veera Shaivism

5. Social stratification

6. Denomination

7. Secularism

8. Sociology of Religion

9. Magic

10. Religious Values

SECTION

– B

Answer any FIVE of the following in 300 words each.

11. Distinguish between Magic and Religion.

12. Examine the process of Secularization.

13. Discuss the significance of the subject of Sociology of Religion.

14. Examine the religious issues in the SNDP Movement.

15. Distinguish between Cult and Sect.

16. Why is Religion a source of cohesion and disintegration in India?

17.

Examine Durkheim’s Theory of Religion.

(5 x 8 = 40 marks)

SECTION

– C

Answer any TWO of the following in 1200 words each. (2 x 20 = 40 marks)

18. Define Religion. Write an essay on the nature, scope and importance of

Sociology of Religion.

19. Examine the relationship between religious change and social change.

20. Discuss the functions of religious movements. Examine the merits and demerits.

21. Write an essay on the relation between religion and other institutions.

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