Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

ISBN-10: 0024248606

ISBN-13: 9780024248602

Edition: 1977

Authors: Max Weber
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Book details

List price: $97.80
Copyright year: 1977
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/1/1977
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 292
Size: 5.20" wide x 7.87" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Max Weber, a German political economist, legal historian, and sociologist, had an impact on the social sciences that is difficult to overestimate. According to a widely held view, he was the founder of the modern way of conceptualizing society and thus the modern social sciences. His major interest was the process of rationalization, which characterizes Western civilization---what he called the "demystification of the world." This interest led him to examine the three types of domination or authority that characterize hierarchical relationships: charismatic, traditional, and legal. It also led him to the study of bureaucracy; all of the world's major religions; and capitalism, which he viewed as a productof the Protestant ethic. With his contemporary, the French sociologist Emile Durkheim---they seem not to have known each other's work---he created modern sociology.

Translator's Preface
Preface to New Edition
Foreword
Author's Introduction
The Problem
Religious Affiliation and Social Stratification
The Spirit of Capitalism
Luther's Conception of the Calling. Task of the Investigation
The Practical Ethics of the Ascetic Branches of Protestantism
The Religious Foundations of Worldly Asceticism
Calvinism
Pietism
Methodism
The Baptist Sects
Asceticism and the Spirit of Capitalism
Notes
Index
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