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Geneva’s Crystalline Clarity: Harriet Beecher Stowe and Max Weber on Calvinism and the American Character

Peter J. Thuesen

in John Calvin's American Legacy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390971
eISBN:
9780199777099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390971.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

In June 1853, Harriet Beecher Stowe, exhausted from a triumphant publicity tour in England for her antislavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, crossed the English Channel for a few weeks of leisure travel ... More


The Protestant Ethic

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/9780691147796.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter examines the significance of Max Weber's time in Pennsylvania, and particularly his experience of the Fifth Day Quaker service, to his thesis about the Protestant ethic. It first ... More


The Protestant Ethic Debate: Max Weber's Replies to His Critics, 1907-1910

David Chalcraft and Austin Harrington (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239765
eISBN:
9781846313868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313868
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism continues to be one of the most influential texts in the sociology of modern Western societies. Although Weber never produced the further ... More


Max Weber and The Protestant Ethic: Twin Histories

Peter Ghosh

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198702528
eISBN:
9780191772214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702528.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Ideas

This book presents a new portrait of Max Weber, one of the most prestigious social theorists in recent history, using his most famous work, The Protestant Ethic and the “Spirit” of Capitalism, as its ... More


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 Glass Cage: Flexible Work, Fragmented Consumption, Fragile Selves

Yiannis Gabriel

in Self, Social Structure, and Beliefs: Explorations in Sociology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241367
eISBN:
9780520937857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241367.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter engages with the two radical departures from the work of Max Weber. In particular, the chapter examines the discourse that starts with a critique of Weber's Protestant ethic and ... More


From the Sects to ‘The City’: Max Weber ‘the fairly pure bourgeois’

Peter Ghosh

in Max Weber and The Protestant Ethic: Twin Histories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198702528
eISBN:
9780191772214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702528.003.0017
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines the social formations Weber associated with religion—the sect and the bourgeois community of the city. It argues that the sectarian idea is a fundamental component of the ... More


The Neoconservative Critiques of and Reconciliation with Capitalism

Peter Kolozi

in Conservatives Against Capitalism: From the Industrial Revolution to Globalization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231166522
eISBN:
9780231544610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166522.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The crisis decade of the 1970s was a transformational moment for conservatives in which their ambivalence about capitalism underwent a fundamental shift. This chapter explores how conservatives in ... More


Religiosity and Modernity (I)

Peter Ghosh

in Max Weber and The Protestant Ethic: Twin Histories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198702528
eISBN:
9780191772214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702528.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter explores the theme of religion that descends from the PE. It demonstrates an essential continuity between the ideas presented in the PE in 1904–5, and those advanced in his second wave ... More


Religiosity and Modernity (II)

Peter Ghosh

in Max Weber and The Protestant Ethic: Twin Histories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198702528
eISBN:
9780191772214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702528.003.0015
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter addresses the central issue: what was the substance and significance of Weber's religious thought taken as a whole? In more formal language: what was the Weberian sociology of religion ... More


Introduction

David J. Chalcraft

in The Protestant Ethic Debate: Max Weber's Replies to His Critics, 1907-1910

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239765
eISBN:
9781846313868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239765.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The introduction presents Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. This thesis is perhaps the most renowned and read classical canon of sociological writing, and this introduction ... More


Recalled to Life: From the ‘Protestant Ethic’ to ‘Economy and Society’ and the World Religions

Peter Ghosh

in Max Weber and The Protestant Ethic: Twin Histories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198702528
eISBN:
9780191772214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702528.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines the connections between the PE and ‘Economy and Society’. It considers how Ernst Troeltsch's publication of his great work on the Social Teachings of the Christian Churches in ... More


Spirit

Courtney Bender

in Rethinking Therapeutic Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226249933
eISBN:
9780226250274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226250274.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Modern “spirituality” announces a transformation of the multiple “spirits” of old into a single spiritual system. Mirroring transformations going on in other parts of society during the early part of ... More


1905–1908: Going into Hibernation

Peter Ghosh

in Max Weber and The Protestant Ethic: Twin Histories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198702528
eISBN:
9780191772214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702528.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter begins in 1905 when Weber started writing the PE, noting his detachment towards the text. Weber had no especial liking for the seventeenth-century subject matter of the PE, which relied ... More


Religion

Peter Ghosh

in Max Weber and The Protestant Ethic: Twin Histories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198702528
eISBN:
9780191772214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702528.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines the case of religion, where the discontinuity between the PE and Weber's work in the 1890s is more apparent. It concludes that Weber's speeches and writings in the 1890s show ... More


Proem

Peter Ghosh

in Max Weber and The Protestant Ethic: Twin Histories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198702528
eISBN:
9780191772214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702528.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Ideas

This Proem introduces the next section of this book, which looks at the “second history” of the Protestant Ethic, covering the years between its initial publication and the amended text which ... More


Spirited Away: When Political Economy Becomes Culturalized 1 …

Hugh Willmott

in New Spirits of Capitalism?: Crises, Justifications, and Dynamics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199595341
eISBN:
9780191750755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595341.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

The chapter explores a number of shortcomings in The New Spirit of Capitalism including the neglect of studies of management that are often more penetrating than literatures which are cited; the weak ... More


Capitalism

Anna Katharina Schaffner

in Exhaustion: A History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231172301
eISBN:
9780231538855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172301.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter focuses on the relationship between work and exhaustion, and analyzes Max Weber's influential book 'The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism', as well as Ivan Goncharov's novel ... More


Historical Analysis

Miguel E. Basáñez and Ronald F. Inglehart

in A World of Three Cultures: Honor, Achievement and Joy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190270360
eISBN:
9780190270407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270360.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Political theorists have been examining the impact of culture and values on development for hundreds of years. Alexis de Tocqueville in the 19th century pointed to the importance of habits and mores ... 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


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