Unformatted text preview: ) Later Years 1.) The War Effort In 1914, he supported the first world war He enlisted as a reserve officer in the army and he also served as a director of military hospitals As the war progressed, he became disillusioned with the war 2.) Return to University Employment Resumed his academic work In 1918, after considering the various employment offers, he decided to take the offer at the University of Munich would lecture primarily in sociology 3.) Tragedy and Death His mother died in 1919 His younger sister committed suicide in 1920 Death preoccupied his mind Soon after the death of his sister, he was diagnosed with pneumonia and died in 1920 at the age of 56 At the time he died, he was still working on Economy & Society Started the book in 1909 and at the time of his death, economy and society remained unfinished- never had time to complete it Had enough to publish in 3 large volumes Religion & Capitalism A.) Key aspects of Weber's Thesis The Proletariat ethic and the spirit of capitalism 1.) Two Protestant Doctrines There was something known as Protestant Reformationmovement to reform the Roman Catholic Church Emergence of many protestant churches Martin Luther & John Calvin Spirit of capitalism is tied to 2 protestant doctors Luther's concept of the calling Calvin's focus on predestination 2.) The Impact...
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