The Protestant Ethic Revisited
Publication: Jun 13
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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 religionRead an excerpt from the Introduction (pdf).
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
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