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Calvinism and Capitalism

During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries Catholic and Protestant theologians were at the forefront in the attempt to resolve the moral dilemmas posed by the changing economies of the Mediterranean, the Atlantic world, and the Baltic. 1.179 kata lagi

Aesop

Not This Spotlight, Please!

Yet, one cannot but wonder whether incessant complaints about Bourdieu’s style and terminology are not a symptom of a deeper and different problem, since other “difficult” writers—Habermas, Foucault, or even Weber come to mind—do not elicit the same level of protestation as the author of Distinction. 136 kata lagi

Intellectuals

Max Weber nails it on politics, natch #stupidity

“Only he has the calling for politics who is sure that he will not crumble when the world from his point of view is too stupid or base for what he wants to offer.” 55 kata lagi

Academia

Not 2 Legit 2 Quit

Shortly after Donald Trump’s election, John Lewis the Civil Rights hero and Congressman from Georgia remarked that “I don’t see this President-elect as a legitimate President.”  His comment was mostly due to the notion that Russian interference threw the election to Trump.  803 kata lagi

Legitimacy

Re-enchantment and the role of the Magician

In the early 20th century Max Weber, a German Sociologist, proposed that the modern world had been ‘disenchanted.’ He described the Western world view as having de-mystified nature, instead relying on a rational, materialistic outlook embodied in science, bureaucracy and the law. 695 kata lagi

Witchcraft

I Finally Understand Objections to Lutheranism

Lutherans are pink:

Religious and cultural Lutheran values have shaped Nordic societies for centuries. But instead of encouraging capitalism as in Calvinist Europe, Lutheranism promoted a social-democratic welfare state in the Nordic world.

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Novus Ordo Seclorum

Worldly Asceticism: The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

I couldn’t find a decent pdf of Max Weber’s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus) so I cobbled one together and also generated epub and mobi versions. 54 kata lagi

Faith