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Religion and Economic Action: The Protestant Ethic,the Rise of Capitalism and the Abuses of Scholarship / Edition 2
     

Religion and Economic Action: The Protestant Ethic,the Rise of Capitalism and the Abuses of Scholarship / Edition 2

by Kurt Samuelsson, E. Geoffrey French, E. Geoffrey (Translator) French, E. Geoffrey French
 

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ISBN-10: 0802077331

ISBN-13: 9780802077332

Pub. Date: 11/28/1993

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

The idea that capitalism grew out of Puritan values, as unlikely as it seems, has aroused much interest among economic historians. First proposed by Max Weber, the hypothesis gained wide acceptance through the writings of R.H. Tawney. In this bold and hard-hitting essay, Samuelsson cuts through the controversy and convincingly challenges Weber's hypothesis and

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The idea that capitalism grew out of Puritan values, as unlikely as it seems, has aroused much interest among economic historians. First proposed by Max Weber, the hypothesis gained wide acceptance through the writings of R.H. Tawney. In this bold and hard-hitting essay, Samuelsson cuts through the controversy and convincingly challenges Weber's hypothesis and many of Tawney's theories. His vigorous reassessment of the spirit and ethics of both capitalism and Puritanism effectively dismantles the notion of any functional relationship between Christianity and capitalism.

First published in Sweden in 1957, Samuelsson's essay was translated into English in 1961 and had an immediate impact on scholarly debates in the English-speaking world. His work will be of special interest to students of religious history, economics, and political science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802077332
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
11/28/1993
Series:
RSART: Renaissance Society of America Reprint Text Series , #3
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.46(d)

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