Saturday, January 4, 2014

60 Second Adventures in Religion

What is religion?  Is it about social control as Karl Marx argues, or ritual as Auguste Compe suggests? Could it be a virus as Richard Dawkins contends?

Find out in each of the four 60 second clips below. They are all engaging and funny. They come from Open Culture and are part of the Open University series called 60 Second Adventures.

I like showing them at the beginning of the year when we study different theories of religion.
 

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