WCT Soci1 Wk 1 Weber Prot Ethic

WCT Soci1 Wk 1 Weber Prot Ethic - Max Weber (1864-1920)...

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Max Weber (1864-1920) German sociologist. Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1905) 09/15/11 Blair-Loy UCSD Soci1 Wk 1 Weber Prot Ethic
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Cultural structures powerfully shape social 09/15/11 Blair-Loy UCSD Soci1 Wk 1 Weber Prot Ethic
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Social structural preconditions for the development of capitalism found in many cultures Credible currency Calculable laws Double-entry bookkeeping 09/15/11 Blair-Loy UCSD Soci1 Wk 1 Weber Prot Ethic
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But in West (England, American colonies), one form of Protestantism (Puritanism, evolved from Calvinism) the cultural structure that brought capitalism to full fruition Weber draws on Richard Baxter (1600s) English Puritan (Presbyterian) Church Leader 09/15/11 Blair-Loy UCSD Soci1 Wk 1 Weber Prot Ethic
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John Calvin’s (d. 1564) doctrine of predestination too psychologically harsh So people looked for “certainty of grace” and hint of God’s favor Rational conduct:
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