The Great Awakening was a time when powerful enthusiastic preachers travelled from one town to another, giving emotion-packed sermons which had touched listeners extremely. On the other hand, American colonies held them back by depending on England to their further survival. Still, religion had a greater encouragement on English colonization in North America. The main aim of this was bringing America closer to becoming an independent state. In North America religion had a greater impact than economy.
Weber considered himself as a social reformer, who sought to understand how change comes about, and specifically with the transitions to capitalism and modernity. His book is a study of the association between the ethics of ascetic Protestantism and the rise of the spirit of modern capitalism. Max Weber’s main argument is that the spirit of capitalism was born from the spirit of Calvinism. For Weber, religion helped in constructing modern capitalism, and in his book, he is seeking to show the influence of certain religious ideas on the development of an economic spirit. Weber named the capitalist way of life as the “spirit of capitalism”.
The East India Company aptly used this period to increase their divide and rule policy. Impacts The impacts of British rule in India had been widespread and affected almost every sphere of the state of India. The everlasting expression has been etched forever upon the succeeding India citizen. Religious impact The very first impact of the British rule on India was the religion impacts established by the missionaries. They tried to cast Christianity in the light of a better religion and with economic inducements convinced the poor Indians into Christianity.
Evaluate the role of the economy and propaganda in Hitler's maintenance of power Seungchan Yang After Hitler took a power in Germany, he managed to consolidate his power using his economy policy, gathered destitute Germans together, but also using the propaganda, increasing the support towards him. This increasing mass of supports towards him due to his policy that had increased the employment in a tremendous amount and the use of propaganda that had spread his belief and convinced Germans. However, despite these successful economic policy, the fund raised was purely concentrated on rearmament and still the autarky was not achieved, and his economy policy was just for the violation of Treaty of Versailles. Still, Hitler’s decisions in
Douglass invalidated common justification for slavery like religion, economic argument and color with his life story through his experiences torture, separation, and illiteracy, and he urged for the end of slavery. During the time when Douglass wrote this book, there were several myths which were used to justify slavery. The slaveholder during his time justified this inhuman practice using different arguments. The first argument they used was the religion. From the narrative, Douglass says that slaveholders called themselves Christians which was the dominant religion by then.
Africa is typically thought of as being a continent full of violence and revolution. This concept may have originated from the poor treatment of Africans by the rest of the world through colonization, forced labor in Africa, and the enslaving of Africans in other regions of the world. The danger and violence that stemmed from many countries gaining independence and experiencing political upheaval has been thwarted by peacekeeping efforts from outside agencies, like the United Nations. Africa has had a violent past, but only because of the exploitation by the Europeans, and eventually Americans. Ultimately, their ethnocentrism led to violence and the stereotype of danger in Africa.
They were forced to walk in chains; slaves were sold, starved, and left to die. Once the slaves were sold, they were whipped, and their minds were corrupted. In America, the Southern states were dependent on the slaves. However, there were men that were arising in the United States finding that slavery was wrong. As a result, States created their own constitutions about abolishing slavery.
In the belief of Calvinism, individuals are unable to save themselves; as it has been predetermined (Parsons & Giddens, 2005). Individuals who were chosen would then exhibit certain characteristics, such as diligence, earnestness and wealth. Hence, an intense psychological desire for hints about whether one was actually saved ensue, and people looked to their achievements in worldly matters for signs of indications which came to be seen and valued as signs of God's approval. People thus continue to accumulate and invest their wealth and this in turn gave a large breakthrough to capitalism. However, paradoxically, once capitalism start to prosper, the values held by the Protestants became obsolete (Parsons & Giddens, 2005).
Xunzi, in Chapter 23 of his book, stresses on the regulation of natural human feelings to bring about virtue or man would resort to violence. Xunzi claims that people are born with desires and a fondness of profits. Two prominent examples of this nature are the Nazi totalitarian regime and African Slavery. In both these cases, a group of people were discriminated against and exploited for personal gain. The Jews in Europe, and the Africans in the United States, were treated like substandard citizens, and were violently abused and murdered.
However, Weber argued that the strong and seemingly unwavering belief of the Protestant Ethic revealed a collectivist element due to its collective execution on both economic and social life. Through such collectivism, a domino effect has run its course onto society, unleashing the process of rationalisation and morphing the Western society into an iron cage, leaving its members with little to no power to flee from its grasp. As such, the collective force of capitalism and its consequent forms of bureaucracy are what affect the life-chances of individuals. While Gwartney, Lawson and Hall (2011) reported that United Kingdom is among the top ten of the most capitalist country, recent analysis has shown that it has caused a shift