The Protestant Ethic Revisited

Philip S. Gorski
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Essays on the contradictory resurgence of religion and liberalism in the twenty-first century by one of the most important voices in the study of the sociology of religion

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction: Beyond the Tilly Thesis: How States Did Not Make War and War Did Not Make States Part I: Religion and Politics in Early Modern Europe 1 The Protestant Ethic Revisited: Disciplinary Revolution and State Formation in Holland and Prussia 2 Calvinism and Revolution: The Walzer Thesis Reconsidered 3 The Mosaic Moment: An Early Modernist Critique of Modernist Theories of Nationalism 4 The Making of Prussian Absolutism: Confessional Conflict and State Autonomy under the Great Elector, 1640–1688 5 The Little Divergence: The Protestant Reformation and Economic Hegemony in Early Modern Europe Part II: The Secularization Debate 6 Historicizing the Secularization Debate: Church, State, and Society in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe, circa 1300 to 1700 7 After Secularization? by Philip S. Gorski and Ates Altinordu Conclusion: The Protestant Ethic and the Secular Modern Index

About the Author(s)

Philip S. Gorski is Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies at Yale University, where he co-directs the European and Russian Studies Program, the Center for Comparative Research, and the MacMillan Center Initiative on Religion, Politics, and Society. He is the author of The Disciplinary Revolution: Calvinism and the Rise of the State in Early Modern Europe.


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