Religion And The Transformations Of Capitalism

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This book addresses from a socio-scientific standpoint the interaction of religions and forms of contemporary capitalism. Contributors explore a wide range of interactions between economic systems and their socio-cultural contexts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415119177
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/6/1995
  • Pages: 360
  • Lexile: 1490L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Preface and acknowledgements
Introduction: Religion and capitalism - a new convergence? 1
1 Max Weber, Capitalism and the Religion of India 21
2 Islam and Capitalism: A Weberian perspective on resurgence 47
3 Religion, Ethics and Economic Interaction in Japan: Some arguments in a continuing discussion 63
4 Dynamic Complementarity: Korean Confucianism and Christianity 76
5 Judaism and Capitalism 88
6 Religion and the Transition to a 'New World Order'?: Some preliminary evidence from Canada 121
7 Quasi-Religious Corporations: A new integration of religion and capitalism? 135
8 America Loves Sweden: Prosperity theology and the cultures of capitalism 161
9 Power and Empowerment: New Age managers and the dialectics of modernity/post-modernity 180
10 The Gospel of Prosperity in West Africa 199
11 Evangelical Religion and Capitalist Society in Chile: Historical context, social trajectory and current political and economic ethos 215
12 Modernity or Pseudo-Modernity? Secularization or Pseudo-Secularization?: Reflections on East-Central Europe 231
13 Greek Orthodoxy and Modern Socio-Economic Change 248
14 Religion and the Demise of Socialism in Israeli Society 266
15 Religion and Capitalism in Australia 285
16 Religion, Politics and Development in Malaysia 301
17 The Post-Deng Era and the Future of Religion in China 310
Index 333
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