Max Weber's Economic Ethic of the World Religions: An Analysis

Thomas Ertman

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    This book brings together for the first time in English internationally-recognized specialists who seek to identify what is 'living' and what is 'dead' in the great German social scientist Max Weber's analyses of China, India and Ancient Israel found in his massive, unfinished Economic Ethic of the World Religions. In so doing, the volume offers a powerful new perspective on the current debate concerning the timing of and deeper roots of the 'Great Divergence' - and more recent convergence - in the economic and political development of the West on the one hand, and the great civilizations of Asia on the other. At the same time, this volume also rebalances our understanding of Weber's entire intellectual output by returning The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism to its proper place within Economic Ethic of the World Religions and establishing that work as the equal of the similarly unfinished Economy and Society.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    Number of pages358
    ISBN (Electronic)9781316460092
    ISBN (Print)9781107133877
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Mar 24 2017

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    Religion
    moral philosophy
    economics
    political development
    social scientist
    civilization
    divergence
    capitalist society
    Israel
    India
    China
    economy
    Society

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    Max Weber's Economic Ethic of the World Religions : An Analysis. / Ertman, Thomas.

    Cambridge University Press, 2017. 358 p.

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    Ertman, Thomas. / Max Weber's Economic Ethic of the World Religions : An Analysis. Cambridge University Press, 2017. 358 p.
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