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SOC201H1-Nov 28, Week 11

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Max Weber11292011 104300 AM Max Weber The protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism1 Christian Europe 2Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformationit becomes clear the power will not be blindly accepted Contested by dissidence but they nonetheless see themselves as Christiansdisturbed by the churchmajor and minor sins that can be cleansedconfessed in churchbumped into Dominican selling papal indulgences basically you can pay off your sins this offended him greatly we can call this a trigger for his famous actsPosted offending theseson the door of a churchHewas not an antichristian he just didnt think that it wasnt the best representationHe believed that o It wasnt external acts that justified your belief but what was internal o Dogma that the piece of bread represents piece of jesus was a myth o Confession was not a way of taking care of the soulIn other words for Luther SALVATION WAS POSSIBLE OUTSIDE OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHHe was expelled from the church in 1520The Germany of his day was highly decentralizedthere were wars in German over who was right Varieties of protenstaism spread to other countriesMany people point the finger at Protestantism to account for individualism of Western culture in a way they are right because Basically you control your own salvation not the imposition of rules of churchBible is seen as containing all that is necessary for salvationMove from language of latin to language of the peopleIn terms of institutions Roman Catholic church lost its religious monopolyRulers lost prop for authority tendency to relativize belief because people saw other people having other gods
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