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Christianity and the new spirit of capitalism

Author: Kathryn Tanner
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In his classic The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, Max Weber famously showed how Christian beliefs and practices could shape persons in line with capitalism. In this significant reimagining of Weber's work, Kathryn Tanner provocatively reverses this thesis, arguing that Christianity can offer a direct challenge to the largely uncontested growth of capitalism. Exploring the cultural forms typical of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Tanner
ISBN: 0300219032 9780300219036
OCLC Number: 1029891206
Description: x, 241 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: The new spirit of capitalism and a Christian response --
Chained to the past --
Total commitment --
Nothing but the present --
Another world? --
Which world?
Other Titles: Christianity + the new spirit of capitalism
Responsibility: Kathryn Tanner.

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"A stunning reworking of the financial metaphors that have become a standard feature of Western theology."--Amy Plantinga Pauw, Christian Century "In this book, Kathryn Tanner exposes the vacuity of Read more...

 
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