Religion and the rise of capitalism

  title={Religion and the rise of capitalism},
  author={E. S{\"o}derlund},
Abstract Ever since the publication in 1905 of Max Weber's study Die Protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus, there has been lively controversy concerning the connection between religious belief and economic activity. Three main .categories of opinion have emerged from this debate: (1) the theory advocated by Weber, which has found numerous supporters aware in varying degrees of their debt to Weber's mode of thought: viz., that Protestantism, especially in its Calvinistic form… Expand