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The destiny of modern societies : the Calvinist predestination of a new society

Author: Milan Zafirovski
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.
Series: Studies in critical social sciences, v. 14.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Applying the idea of the destiny of societies or nations, the book argues, demonstrates, and illustrates the Calvinist societal "predestination", through the Puritan determination, of American  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Milan Zafirovski
ISBN: 9789004176294 9004176292
OCLC Number: 318243406
Description: ix, 621 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction 1. AMERICA'S DESTINY AND CALVINISM The "First New Nation" and European Calvinism Calvinism-The Genesis and the "Destiny" of America? Calvinist "Predestination" via the Puritan "Destiny" of America The Nature and Scope of the Calvinist "Predestination" of the "New Nation" Appendix: America's "Destiny" and Tocqueville, Weber, and Marx 2. AMERICA'S CALVINIST DESTINY IDENTIFIED AND SPECIFIED What Is America's Calvinist "Destiny"? Bibliocracy from the Genesis to the Destiny The Calvinist Design and System of Theocracy Reconsidered From Calvinist Theocracy to the Moralistic "Tyranny of Puritanism" to "Moral Fascism" Calvinist Theocracy as Total Society Calvinist Theocracy as a Total Social System: Theocratic Subsystems 3. ECONOMIC SYSTEM OF CALVINIST THEOCRACY A Theocratic Master-Servant Economy Elements and Subtypes of the Calvinist Pure Master-Servant Economy The Calvinist Slave Economy Calvinist Feudal Servitude Elements of the Calvinist Diluted Master-Servant Economy Calvinist Predatory Capitalism "Free Enterprise" Epilogue: Anti-Labor, Pro-Capital Economy-America's Calvinist Economic "Destiny" 4. POLITICAL SYSTEM OF CALVINIST THEOCRACY Theocratic Polity Theocratic Polity: Formal Terms Theocratic Polity: Substantive Terms Theocratic cum Anti-Liberal Polity Theocratic Polity as a Non-Democratic Government Theocratic Aristocracy Theocratic Oligarchy Theocratic Plutocracy 5. CIVIL SOCIETY OF CALVINIST THEOCRACY Puritan Moralistic Tyranny Rediscovering and Redefining Moral Fascism Syndromes of Puritan Moral Fascism The Legal-Institutional Mechanism of Puritan Moral Fascism From a Free Private Sphere to a Coercive Monastic Order Global Moral Fascism-Pan-American "Manifest Destiny"? 6. CULTURAL SYSTEM OF CALVINIST THEOCRACY Theocratic Culture The Puritan "Culture of Death"? The Adverse Fate of Aesthetic Culture in Calvinist Theocracy The Adverse Fate of Intellectual Culture in Calvinist Theocracy 7. CALVINISM RECONSIDERED Reconsidering Calvinism Calvinism's Genesis Revisited The Dual Story of Calvinism: From an Abysmal Failure in the Old World to a Fateful Triumph in the New Nation The Spirit and Heritage of Calvinism Reconsidered Appendix: "Differences" between Calvinism and Puritanism Revisited 8. CONCLUSIONS "Destinies" of Human Societies The "Wealth and Destiny of Nations" The Calvinist-Capitalist Elective Affinity in the "New Nation": Theocratic Capitalism? The Supreme Historical Irony? The Calvinist "French Connection" to America References Index
Series Title: Studies in critical social sciences, v. 14.
Responsibility: by Milan Zafirovski.

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