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Christianity and the New Spirit of Capitalism

Kathryn Tanner


The current configuration of capitalism, in which finance plays a dominant role, has the capacity to shape people in ways that hinder the development of any critical perspective on it. This book explores the various cultural forms of finance-dominated capitalism and suggests how their pervasive force in human life might be countered by Christian beliefs and practices with a comparable person-shaping capacity. In this way, the book reverses the project of the German sociologist Max Weber in his Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, while employing much the same methods as he used for ... More

Keywords: Capitalism, Finance, Protestant ethic, Max Weber, Work ethic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780300219036
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300219036.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kathryn Tanner, author
Yale Divinity School

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