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Jürgen Backhaus (Ed.)
The Reformation
As a Pre-Condition for Modern Capitalism
Reihe: Wirtschaft: Forschung und Wissenschaft
Bd. 30, 2010, 280 S., 24.90 EUR, 24.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-10737-4

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

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