Cloth $35.00 ISBN: 9781589661639 Published December 2007

Protestant Modernity

Weber, Secularization, and Protestantism

Anthony J. Carroll S.J.

Anthony J. Carroll S.J.

Distributed for University of Scranton Press

300 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2007
Cloth $35.00 ISBN: 9781589661639 Published December 2007
Max Weber’s sociological theories of secularization have vastly influenced the study of Protestant belief. Protestant Modernity offers a multifaceted understanding of secularization within the broader context of nineteenth-century liberal Protestantism. Anthony J. Carroll reconstructs Weber’s original writings to highlight Protestant motifs, reviews current secularization theories, and settles debates about contested meanings of secularization in this volume that will be essential reading for students and scholars of theology and the sociology of religion.
Chapter 1. Historical and Systematic Aspects of Modern Secularisation
Chapter 2. Setting the Scene
Chapter 3. Secularisation in Weber's Sociology of Religion
Chapter 4. Secularisation in Weber's Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft (WuG) and Munich Speeches
Chapter 5. The Protestant Heritage of Weber's Theory of Secularisation
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