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    DescriptionThe 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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    Title
    The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Max Weber
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780486427034
    ISBN 10: 048642703X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    DC21: 261.85
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/18CNTY
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Subject Code: RL
    Libri: I-RL
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/17CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: REL015000
    ECPA Christian Book Category: THLTHOPHL, THLTHOHTL, CHMCHLCHS
    DC22: 306.6
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MODERN
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BUS023000, REL067080
    DC22: 261.85
    BISAC V2.8: POL042000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: BR115.C3 W
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL084000
    LC classification: BR115.C3 W413 2003
    Thema V1.0: QRM, NH, QRAX, JPF, KCZ
    Publisher
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    04 April 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    ..".a brilliant study of the psychological conditions which made possible the development of capitalist civilization."
    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