TITLE

Max Weber Goes Global

AUTHOR(S)
Novak, Michael
PUB. DATE
April 2005
SOURCE
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Apr2005, Issue 152, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the thesis of the book "The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism," by Max Weber in the light of worldwide economic developments during the past several decades. Conclusion of Weber that a complex psychological dynamic rooted in a Protestant religious experience leads certain individuals to perceive a duty to increase their store and better their condition; Complaint of the author's critics that he radically misunderstood Reformed theology; Dismissal of an innate affinity between Protestant theology and capitalism.
ACCESSION #
16384861

 

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