Intersections-Asceticism and the spirit of capitalism

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Devin Weaver Sociology “Asceticism and the Spirit of Capitalism” 02/11/2008 Questions: 1. What is the “spirit of capitalism”? How does the writing of Benjamin Franklin, as quoted in this article, provide an example of this spirit? The “spirit of capitalism” can only be defined by an historical individual. Benjamin Franklin 2. What is the Puritan idea of “the calling”? How might it contribute to asceticism? The idea of a “calling” is basically a life task, or something that you were called to do by the Divine One. It is something you will spend the rest of your life doing. Usually with the Puritans a calling meant going into a secular field of work. Since asceticism meant giving up all worldly possessions to achieve a higher spiritual state the concept would directly contribute to the idea of “the calling.” You focus mainly or only on your calling and in doing so you sacrifice all you possessions. 3.
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