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Influence, Power, Religion and the Mechanisms of Social Control
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Social Control and how it relates to religion
During a time of chaos, social control (a way to impede conformity and compliance) is needed in order to establish a stable society for survival and growtj
The contributions of religion as Raven sees it
Religion implemented rules and regulation that may seems maladaptive, but has greatly helped social survival.
determine life or death, ultimate punishment and reward
ultimate expert power, the all knowing
everywhere (ultimate surveillance)
significance of Adam and Eve story for influence
demonstrates God's omniscience and His reward and coercive power, but offers the first instance of God's legitimate power of equity, based on a compensatory norm
How equity is used
For those who believe that we are born in sin, and from birth ,the sense that we should feel an obligation to atone for it, the Lord's legitimate power of equity would be overwhelming, and supported also by coercive power, the threat of extreme punishment after death.
How legitimate power of reciprocity is used
Jesus died for our sin, we all sin so we must repent for our people's sin.
How coercive power is used
Reward and punishment after death
Legitimate power of authority
Stories of miracles and having power that leads to the highest authority figure
All knowing, he is the creation so he must know everything.Need complete compliance of the deity in order to lessen information power.
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