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By George O'Brien,Dr. Edward McPhail

This paintings deals a distinct point of view at the upward thrust of capitalism and socialism and the influence of the Reformation. particular issues comprise effects of trust within the deepest judgment of scriptures; separation of religious and secular existence; distinction among Lutheran and Calvinist teachings on economics; the Calvinist thought of vocation; its notion of fabric good fortune as an indication of divine election; its compliment of frugality and disdain for attractiveness. additionally coated is socialism as a response to excesses of capitalism; the way within which Protestantism had reinforced secular authority; diminuation of charity towards the bad following Reformation; materialism underlying socialism abetted through Protestant emphasis on earthly prosperity; egalitarian rules traceable to Protestantism; and the convenience with which socialism combined into Protestant suggestion. it is a specific paintings of monetary philosophy in that it examines the ideological motives of the industrial alterations of the interval, hence providing a clean philosophical point of view instead of in basic terms the mathematical or statistical facets of the question.

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