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The Protestant ethic — a moral code stressing hard work, rigorous self-discipline, and the organization of one's life in the service of God — was made famous by sociologist and political economist Max Weber. In this brilliant study (his best-known and most controversial), he opposes the Marxist concept of dialectical materialism and its view that change takes place through "the struggle of opposites." Instead, he relates the rise of a capitalist economy to the Puritan determination to work out anxiety over salvation or damnation by performing good deeds — an effort that ultimately discouraged belief in predestination and encouraged capitalism. Weber's classic study has long been required reading in college and advanced high school social studies classrooms.

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<:st>In what is arguably one of the most famous and influential works of sociology and is certainly Weber's most famous, he argued that Calvinist asceticism helped sow the seeds of capitalism by promoting selfless labor and restricting material consumption. This edition is an unabridged republication of the 1958 English translation published by Charles Scribner's Sons. Cited in . Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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This brilliant study opposes the Marxist concept of dialectical materialism and its view that change takes place through the conflict of opposites. Instead, Weber relates the rise of a capitalist economy to the Puritan determination to work out anxiety over salvation or damnation by performing good deeds &#8212; an effort that ultimately encouraged capitalism.

Table of Contents

TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE

PREFACE TO NEW EDITION

FOREWARD

AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION

THE PROBLEM

CHAPTER

I. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION AND SOCIAL STRATIFICATION

II. THE SPIRIT OF CAPITALISM

III. "LUTHER'S CONCEPTION OF THE CALLING, TASK OF THE INVESTIGATION"

  PART II

    THE PRACTICAL ETHICS OF THE ASCETIC BRANCHES OF PROTESTANTISM

IV. THE RELIGIOUS FOUNDATIONS OF WORDLY ASCETICISM

  A. Calvinism

  B. Pietism

  C. Methodism

  D. The Baptist Sects

V. ASCETICISM AND THE SPIRIT OF CAPITALISM

NOTES

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486427034
Author:
Weber, Max
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Coe, Michael D.
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religion - Denominations - Religions
Subject:
Sociology of Religion
Subject:
Capitalism
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
Protestant churches
Subject:
Protestant work ethic.
Subject:
Christianity - History - Protestant
Subject:
Christianity - Protestanism
Subject:
Christianity - History - Social Issues
Subject:
Religion, Politics & State
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Christianity - Protestant
Subject:
Capitalism -- Religious aspects.
Subject:
Christianity-Church History General
Subject:
Religion Western-Social and Political Issues
Subject:
World
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Value Editions
Series Volume:
no. TT 186/02.
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.65 lb

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