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Protestant Modernity

Weber, Secularization, and Protestantism

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.

300 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2007

Philosophy: Philosophy of Religion

Religion: Philosophy of Religion, Theology, and Ethics

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Table of Contents

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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