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Max Weber and The Protestant EthicTwin Histories$
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Peter Ghosh

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780198702528

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702528.001.0001

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From the Sects to ‘The City’: Max Weber ‘the fairly pure bourgeois’

From the Sects to ‘The City’: Max Weber ‘the fairly pure bourgeois’

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(p.339) 8 From the Sects to ‘The City’: Max Weber ‘the fairly pure bourgeois’
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Max Weber and The Protestant Ethic
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Peter Ghosh

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702528.003.0017

This chapter examines the social formations Weber associated with religion—the sect and the bourgeois community of the city. It argues that the sectarian idea is a fundamental component of the ‘Protestant Ethic’ as well as the ‘Protestant Sects’—the intellectual unity between these two is of a far higher order than is commonly supposed—which immediately suggests that there is a more significant hinterland present here. The exploration of this idea after 1907–8 will prove to be a highway through Weber's “later” thought, which leads into a quite new area: his thinking about bourgeois group association, hence bourgeois identity in general.

Keywords:   Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic, religion, sect, bourgeois, sectarian idea

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