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Religion in Contemporary Society

Author: Films Media Group,; Video Education Australasia,
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Video Education Australasia, New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Films Media Group, [2014] 2015. ©2014
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This informative video discusses what religion means in today's society and looks at some of the new religious movements that have evolved. We discuss if contemporary society is moving away from the traditional and historical view of religion or if religion and spirituality is merely changing and taking on new forms. It also includes a definition of substantive and functional approaches to religion. This film  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Digital transfer of (manifestation):
Video Education Australasia, 2014
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films Media Group,; Video Education Australasia,
OCLC Number: 929722408
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 17, 2015.
Title from distributor's description (Films Media Group, September 3, 2015).
Target Audience: 9 & up.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (19 min., 36 sec.)) : sound, color
Contents: Religion in Contemporary Society (19:36) --
Defining Religion (1:23) --
Substantive Approach (1:24) --
Functional Approach (2:50) --
Religion Lesson Summary (0:41) --
Secularization Trends (2:39) --
Secularization Debate (3:57) --
New Religious Movements (2:35) --
New Religious Movement Characteristics (2:57) --
New Religion Reflections (0:44) --
Credits: Religion in Contemporary Society (0:09).
Responsibility: Video Education Australasia.

Abstract:

This informative video discusses what religion means in today's society and looks at some of the new religious movements that have evolved. We discuss if contemporary society is moving away from the traditional and historical view of religion or if religion and spirituality is merely changing and taking on new forms. It also includes a definition of substantive and functional approaches to religion. This film resource is produced to prompt discussion and debate and comes with worksheets containing questions and activities for the students.

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