In a reflective essay of 3-5 pages, and using the Christiano text, Lesson 3 and online readings, your MTB exercise, and any other credible and authoritative sources you might choose, please address the following multi-part question in depth:
Consider the concepts of religion as a group phenomenon, church-sect typology, fundamentalism, religious socialization, and conflict associated with religion, all of which you should read about for this assignment. What is the most important of these concepts in explaining the state of religion in the modern world, and how does that concept compare to at least one of the others? How does this concept apply to at least one of the religious groups you’ve learned about in this class?
Need to use those book as work cite
Christiano, Kevin J., with William H. Swatos Jr. and Peter Kivisto. Sociology of Religion: Contemporary Developments / Edition 3. 2015. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. ISBN-13: 9781442216921.
Putnam, Robert, and David Campbell. American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2010. ISBN-13: 978-1416566731
Johnstone, Ronald. Religion in Society: A Sociology of Religion (8th Edition). Pearson, Prentice Hall, 2007. ISBN-13: 978-0131884076