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Against the Priest

J. Barton Scott

in Spiritual Despots: Modern Hinduism and the Genealogies of Self-Rule

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226368672
eISBN:
9780226368702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226368702.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introduction lays the conceptual groundwork for the book as a whole by re-theorizing a term that has been important to the academic study of religion since the early twentieth century: Max ... More


 Agency as a Vocation

David Kyuman Kim

in Melancholic Freedom: Agency and the Spirit of Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195319828
eISBN:
9780199785667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319828.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Agency as melancholic freedom is deeply ambivalent. It speaks to the uncanny experience of feeling indebted to, yet alienated from, the glorious legacies of modernity: the legacies of liberation, ... More


American Modernity

Lawrence A. Scaff

in Max Weber in America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147796
eISBN:
9781400836710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147796.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter examines Max Weber's thoughts on American modernity based on his observations during his trip to New York City. It first considers Max and Marianne Weber's experience with religious ... More


. “An Active Frame in Courts Below”

Matthew Kadane

in The Watchful Clothier

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300169614
eISBN:
9780300188936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300169614.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses how Max Weber's argument in The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism was that the relatively difficult search for salvation which Protestantism made central to the ... More


Arthur Rich’s Moral Theological Method in His Wirtschaftsethik

Sean Doherty

in Theology and Economic Ethics: Martin Luther and Arthur Rich in Dialogue

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198703334
eISBN:
9780191772542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703334.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This chapter sketches Arthur Rich’s life and work, and situates his thought contextually. It indicates some of the lines of the development of Rich’s thought, up to the publication of the two volumes ... More


Arts of Wonder: Enchanting Secularity - Walter De Maria, Diller + Scofidio, James Turrell, Andy Goldsworthy

Jeffrey L. Kosky

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226451060
eISBN:
9780226451084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451084.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization and, above all, by “the disenchantment of the world.” Max Weber’s statement remains a dominant interpretation of the ... More


Authenticity and Conversion

Noreen Khawaja

in The Religion of Existence: Asceticism in Philosophy from Kierkegaard to Sartre

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226404516
eISBN:
9780226404653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226404653.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter proposes a concept of asceticism that can apply to affirmative modes of life. Energetic asceticism, as defined here, refers to a regime of practice in which a thing’s value derives not ... More


Back to the Land, on to the Scene: How Scenes Drive Economic Development

Daniel Aaron Silver and Terry Nichols Clark

in Scenescapes: How Qualities of Place Shape Social Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226356853
eISBN:
9780226357041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226357041.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter shows how scenes are factors of production; they are key determinants of economic success or failure. The chapter comes in three major sections. The first, on historical concepts and ... More


Benjamin Franklin’s American Enlightenment

Steven B. Smith

in Modernity and Its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300198393
eISBN:
9780300220988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198393.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The image of the self-made man is one of the most enduring images of the ideal American, and no one gave this greater expression than did Benjamin Franklin. Franklin’s Autobiography is a testimony to ... More


Biblical Faith and the Reality of Social Evil

Stephen Charles Mott

in Biblical Ethics and Social Change

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199739370
eISBN:
9780190258399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199739370.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines the social reality of evil in relation to biblical faith as reflected both in the Scripture's concepts of “the world” and in its acknowledgment of the existence of evil ... More


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