chapter  8
Culture and Religion
ByC. Margaret Hall
Pages 13

Religions make up a vital part of culture, and in fact are frequently referred to as the core of culture (Hechter et al., 1993). To the extent that culture is defined as the repository of societies’ values, norms, and standards, religions play a primary role in culture. Religions house many of society’s most sacred, and even secular, values and beliefs.