1. 1) Provide a brief, succinct account of Durkheim’s understanding of totemic religion/culture. 2) Describe three dis-embedding consequences which Max Weber and/or Charles Taylor attribute to axial, prophetic and/or ascetic-puritanical religious movements in global history.
2. The spread of Christianity via missionaries and colonialism was an important dimension of early modern globalization. Compare features of early Catholic versus Protestant efforts to spread Christianity among non-Europeans in the early imperial era.
3. 1) Summarize the main features of Georg Simmel’s depiction of modern urban experience. 2) Drawing on course literature and/or lectures, provide two examples that illustrate the capacity of religion to resist some of the radically dis-embedding effects of urban environments on individual and collective experience. For example, in what ways has/can religion figure in patterns of community formation, in
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