SF2SESH9 - Session 9 The protestant ethic and the spirit of...

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Session 9 The protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism – weber Class notes Modern form of capitalism needs to look at religion Fanklin illustrates something really peculiar, where you measure everything. Time and everything specific part. He sees this as simply the development of capatalism. Traditional Capitalism Catholism and lutherism Either small scale production government by traditional values of price/profit, product main form of pay: piece-work Or Fugger “the adventurer”: love of Greece and excitement. Modern Capitalism: Calvinism + Anglican, pietism, Methodism “rationalized” systematic deliberate ever increasing profit sense of duty to increase profit – ethic (spirit of capitalism) page 60, don’t put faith in other men or women. They may lead u astray. You don’t know if they are damned or saved and not god, because god is inscrutable only faith can save you. God will respond to those with a humble heart. And when you do, god will save you. Picture of luther is a upbeat, social religion. If you believe enough, u will be saved. Engage in the world with a humble and hopeful spirit. Accept lot in life and don’t make a big fuss. The more important is eternal life (more important) which can only be secured by faith), Not miserable enough. For you to go do stuff
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