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Following in the Path of Deirdre McCloskey: The Lutheran Ethic and the Nordic Spirit of Social Democracy

Robert H. Nelson

in Humanism Challenges Materialism in Economics and Economic History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226429588
eISBN:
9780226429618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226429618.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The “Protestant ethic” examined by Max Weber is really a “Calvinist ethic.” There is a second Protestant ethic, however, the “Lutheran ethic” that is very different in character and has received ... More


The Restructuring of American Religious Traditions

in The Megachurch and the Mainline: Remaking Religious Tradition in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226204895
eISBN:
9780226204925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226204925.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Ordinations and installations of pastors are extraordinary rituals in the life of a congregation. They are moments when the foundational beliefs, distinctive theological worldviews, and the most ... More


Constructing the Catalysts of Change

in The Megachurch and the Mainline: Remaking Religious Tradition in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226204895
eISBN:
9780226204925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226204925.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

“We have to change or die.” That phrase, or some variation of it, served as a mantra in seven of the nine congregations documented by this book. It is puzzling that both growing and struggling ... More


Reframing the Tradition

in The Megachurch and the Mainline: Remaking Religious Tradition in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226204895
eISBN:
9780226204925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226204925.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

One of the strategies of change used at one of the congregations documented in this book is tied to the Lutheran Church's religious tradition and is akin to the so-called retraditioning—a way of ... More


In the Image of Evangelicalism

in The Megachurch and the Mainline: Remaking Religious Tradition in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226204895
eISBN:
9780226204925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226204925.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on a new type of Lutheranism, a hybrid of sorts. It was heavily influenced by American evangelicalism and the therapeutic and pragmatic culture of American society. It retained ... More


Conflict, Compromise, and Consensus

in The Megachurch and the Mainline: Remaking Religious Tradition in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226204895
eISBN:
9780226204925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226204925.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Existing work on religious change suggests that the degree to which attempts to change a congregation's tradition will be successful depends on how the changes fit or articulate with the external ... More


“Matters of Conscience”: Kepler and the Lutheran Church

Aviva Rothman

in The Pursuit of Harmony: Kepler on Cosmos, Confession, and Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226496979
eISBN:
9780226497020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226497020.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores Kepler’s relationship to his own Lutheran Church, from his early disagreements about the doctrine of ubiquity and his refusal to sign the Formula of Concord to his ... More


Pharmacy for Princesses

Alisha Rankin

in Panaceia's Daughters: Noblewomen as Healers in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226925387
eISBN:
9780226925394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226925394.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter introduces the healing reputation of noblewomen in Germany during the 16th century. It explores the situation of women's work in the aftermath of the Protestant Reformation. It notes ... More


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