TITLE

Religion and the Civilising Process: Comments on Goudsblom

AUTHOR(S)
Szakolczai, Arpad
PUB. DATE
January 2003
SOURCE
Irish Journal of Sociology;2003, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p39
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article is commentary to Johan Goudsblom's article that addresses religion and civilizing process. The author discusses how Goudsblom contrasts the work of Norbert Elias with that of M. Weber, who attributed a prime role to religious factors not in the civilizing process but in the rise of capitalism. The author looks at how Goudsblom attempts to locate the works of Weber and Elias in what he calls the Augustinian and Lucretian traditions. The author asserts that Goudblom's article is too critical of Weber, identifies too fully with Elias' position and there are major problems with the imputed derivations of the Augustinian and Lucretian traditions.
ACCESSION #
14660043

 

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