Criticism of Principles and Assumptions of the Functionalist Approach to Religion

Qasem Akhavan

Volume 2, Issue 2 , January 2014, , Pages 21-34

  Functionalist approach draws much attention in social sciences based on which social phenomena, especially religion are studied. This approach which is rooted in positivism asserts that any social phenomenon should be studied taking into account its role and duty in a system. This paper attempts to criticize ...  Read More