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Fischoff, 1944. Social Research 11(1):53-77

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism - The History of a Controversy
Ephraim Fischoff

Social Research: An International Quarterly

Arien Mack, Editor

Volume 11, No. 1 (Spring 1944): 53-77

EXCERPT: The whole question of the effects of the Reformation upon subsequent economic development, and particularly of the intimate relation held to subsist between Protestantism, especially in its Calvinistic forms, and the rise of modern capitalism, has evoked a great literature of controversy ever since the publication at the beginning of this century of Max Weber's provocative essay on Protestantism. This continues to be the versatile German pundit's best-known work, perhaps the more so because its intent was largely misunderstood. For over a quarter of a century it has occasioned much debate among social and economic historians on what has been termed the most interesting single question in the field of economic history...
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