The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

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by Max Weber, Michael D. Coe
     
 

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ISBN-10: 048642703X

ISBN-13: 9780486427034

Pub. Date: 04/04/2003

Publisher: Dover Publications


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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486427034
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
04/04/2003
Series:
Dover Value Editions Series
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
602,639
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 8.08(h) x 0.65(d)

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

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The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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This book is like falling in love for the first time. It brings me closer to my work, my god, and the love which is both.