The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism / Edition 1

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism / Edition 1

by Max Weber
     
 

First published in 1905, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism is one of the most renowned and controversial works of modern social science. It is a brilliant book that studies the psychological conditions which made possible the development of capitalist civilisation. The book analyses the connection between the spread of Calvinism and a new

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First published in 1905, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism is one of the most renowned and controversial works of modern social science. It is a brilliant book that studies the psychological conditions which made possible the development of capitalist civilisation. The book analyses the connection between the spread of Calvinism and a new attitude towards the pursuit of wealth in post-Reformation Europe and England, and attitude which permitted, encouraged – even sanctified – the human quest for prosperity.

This new edition has been translated and introduced by internationally acclaimed Weberian scholar Stephen Kalberg. With a precise and nuanced rendering of Weber's style and arguments, Kalberg clarifies the various twists and turns of Weber's complex lines of reasoning. Kalberg's introduction examines the controversy surrounding the book and summarizes major aspects of Weber's analysis. A glossary of major terms is included to make this the clearest, most readable edition of this classic text yet available.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631230816
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Translation:Stephen Kalberg.

Introduction to The Protestant Ethic:Stephen Kalberg.

Glossary.

Part I: The Problem:.

1. Religious Affiliation and Social Stratification.

2. The Spirit of Capitalism.

3. Luther's Conception of the Calling.

Task of the Investigation.

Part II: The Vocational Ethic of Ascetic Protestantism:.

4. The Religious Foundations of This-Worldly Asceticism.

Calvinism.

Pietism.

Methodism.

The Baptizing Sects and Churches.

5. Asceticism and the Spirit of Capitalism.

The Protestant Sects and the Spirit of Capitalism: Trans. Hans H. Gerth and C. Wright Mills.

"Prefatory Remarks" to Collected Essays in the Sociology of Religion (1920).

Notes for The Protestant Ethic.

Notes for The Protestant Sects.

Notes for Prefatory Remarks.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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