Religion as a force for change topic 2

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Who states that religion is a force for social change?
Weber
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What is his main example of this?
The protestant ethic and the spirit of calvinism.
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Define the calvinist belief of 'Predestination'
This is where God has predetermined which souls would be saved. This is 'The elect' This cannot be changed.
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Define the calvinist belief of 'Divine transcendence'
God is so far above and beyond this world, that no human could claim his will. This creates a 'salvation panic'
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Define the calvinist belief of 'Asceticism'
Self-discipline.
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Define the calvinist belief of 'Vocation/Calling.'
Worldly-asceticism, carry out work in occupation not religion.
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Explain the relevance of Hinduism and Confucianism
Hinduism was ascetic, with other-worldly orientation. China Confucianism was this-worldly but not ascetic. This meant modern capitalism didnt take place.
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Criticisms of Social change
R.H Tawney: technological changes, not religious. Marx: ignores economic factors. Kautsky: Overestimates role of ideas
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