The Reformation

As a Pre-Condition for Modern Capitalism

Edited by: Jurgen Backhaus

General discourse discusses reformation as a spiritual or cultural phenomenon. Recently, the issue comes up in the context of integration policy. The difficulty of integrating Islamic immigrants into Western society is seen as consequent to the lack of the Islam having undergone a reformation. Three generations ago, discussions in the social sciences and, indeed, the news media, were more advanced. Religion was seen as a necessary element of the fabric of any society, and hence, different religions were discussed in terms of how they could together form the social fabric of modern capitalism.


280 pages

Publication Date: 10/7/2010
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643107374