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Max Weber and The Protestant Ethic: Twin Histories

Peter Ghosh


This book presents a new portrait of Max Weber, one of the most prestigious social theorists in recent history, using his most famous work, The Protestant Ethic and the “Spirit” of Capitalism, as its central point of reference. It offers an intellectual biography of Weber framed along historical lines — something which has never been done before. It re-evaluates The Protestant Ethic — a text surprisingly neglected by scholars — supplying a missing intellectual and chronological centre to Weber's life and work. This book suggests that The Protestant Ethic is the link which unites the earlier (p ... More

Keywords: Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic, religious thinking, Christian theology, charisma, capitalism, rationality, bourgeois life

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198702528
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702528.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Ghosh, author
St. Anne's College, Oxford