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3/15/07 Thursday I. New meaning of worldly activity A. Weber thinks that the way that the Calvinist created their worldly activity was very influential and led to a new view of worldly activity 1. Calvinism had a very peculiar doctrine – pre-destination a. A Hidden God – will of God unknown to humans and you can’t know it 1). This creates high anxiety for people – since we have tremendous anxiety, we can only focus on our duty of calling a). Thus worldly activity became very important – a new ethic was created One of the key of this ethic – elimination of magic Pg. 60 (1 st P): “This absolute… the size of a contrast to Catholicism. ..” Negation of feelings, and emphasis upon individualism i. If your sister died early, you don’t question why, you don’t even try to understand God’s will, you just accept it 2). Weber says that this led people to engage in a “calling ” to get some sense of being cared for by God 3). Pg. 59 (1 st P): “We can be certain regarding these fragments… All else, including the…” a). We can’t be certain of God’s will, we’ll need to follow the elects in
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