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The discourse of Protestant churches (particularly the Calvinist) influenced people to become more interested in wealth accumulation. The Protestant work ethic was an important force behind the growth and blossoming of capitalism. This idea is also known as the "Protestant Ethic thesis."
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5: Ideological dimensions of witchcraf accusation ..1 5.1. Child Witch Accusation and the New Protestant Ethic However, the new Protestant Ethic sees the Devil (witches) as the omnipresent obstacle to success and wealth accumulation. The solution to witchcraft attack is to spend days in the church singing and praying, and seeking for miracles. Revivalist churches stand Weber’s “Spirit of Capitalism” on its head by seeing success as a miraculous gift rather than the outcome of hard work. The complex reality of material existence is oversimplified and revivalist churches have become the success workshops and supermarkets. Believers regularly 'work' out their faith through prayers, fasting and payment of ‘tithes and offerings’. Using the “Protestant Ethic thesis” as a case, discuss how religion or the common belief of a people in an ideology can promote and accelerate socioeconomic development.
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5: Ideological dimensions of witchcraf accusation .. 2 5.1. Child Witch Accusation and the New Protestant Ethic The revivalist churches operate in a market that is monopolistically competitive, where customer loyalty is critical for sustainability and success. Witchcraft accusation and the capacity to deliver people from the power of witches generate monopolistic rents and sustain shoppers' loyalty. Miracle shoppers are lurked in the lifelong search for new experiences from one 'strong' pastor-prophet and deliverance ministry to another. But past experiences supports the argument that the pastor-prophet of several deliverance ministries sooner or later become victims of the witchcraft accusation – the very ill they fought.
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5: Ideological dimensions of witchcraf accusation ..3 5.1. Child Witch Accusation and the New Protestant Ethic Witchcraft accusation and the capacity to deliver people from the power of witches generate monopolistic rents and sustain shoppers' loyalty. Miracle shoppers are lurked in the lifelong search for new experiences from one 'strong' pastor-prophet and deliverance ministry to another. Most often, however, the pastor-prophet (miracle dispenser) is sooner or later suspected and accused of witchcraft, once misfortune strikes.
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5: Ideological dimensions of witchcraf accusation ..4 5.2. Child Witches as Mythomanes Recent findings in therapeutic psychology suggests that witchcraft, may be a figment of socio-theological imagination. Few witchcraft accusers and the victims can tell what witchcraft really is.
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