Learning Objectives

12.1 Explain the components and functions of religion
12.2 Discuss the process of becoming religious
12.3 Describe how the United States became a “denominational society”
12.4 Compare the functionalist and conflict perspectives on religion
12.5 Predict the future role of religion in the modern world
12.6 Understand how social trends regarding same-sex relationships affect core affirmations and policies of faith communities