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Weber's Protestant Ethic : Origins, Evidence, Contexts - Hartmut Lehmann

Weber's Protestant Ethic

Origins, Evidence, Contexts

By: Hartmut Lehmann (Editor), Guenther Roth (Editor)

Paperback Published: 20th November 1995
ISBN: 9780521558297
Number Of Pages: 412

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Although Weber's path-breaking work on the Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism has received much attention ever since it first appeared in 1904-5, recent research has uncovered important new aspects. This volume, the result of an international, interdisciplinary effort, throws new light on the intellectual and cultural background of Weber's work, debates recent criticism of Weber's thesis, and confronts new historical insight on the seventeenth century with Weber's interpretation. Revisiting Weber's thesis serves to deepen our understanding of Weber as much as it will stimulate further research.

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"...this volume represents a substantial contribution to the subject...The essays that deal with the context represent an especially welcome enlargement of information and insight for English-language readers of The Protestant Ethic who have until now lacked access to many of the German contextual materials." Contemporary Sociology "...this interesting volume shows that in the Anglo-American context it has not entirely lost its capacity to stimulate reflection and research." Fritz Ringer, Central European History

Introduction Guenther Roth
Background and Context
The German theological sources and Protestant church politics Friedrich
The thesis before Weber: an archaeology
Max Weber, Protestantism, and the debate around 1900
Weber the would-be Englishman: anglophilia and family history
Weber's historical concept of national identity
Nietzche's monastery of freer spirits and Weber's sect
Weber's ascetic practices of the self
The Protestant ethic versus the 'new ethic'
The rise of capitalism: Weber versus Sombart
Reception and Response
The longevity of the thesis: a critique of the critics
The use and abuse of textual data
Biographical evidence on predestination, covenant, and special providence
The thing that would not die: notes on refutation
Historical variability, sociological significance, and personal judgement
The historiography of continental Calvinism
The Protestant ethic and the reality of capitalism in colonial America
The economic ethics of the world religions
Meet me in St Louis: Troeltsch and Weber in America
List of contributors
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ISBN: 9780521558297
ISBN-10: 0521558298
Series: Publications of the German Historical Institute (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 412
Published: 20th November 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.84 x 15.24  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.6