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Author Zafirovski, Milan, 1958-

Title The Protestant ethic and the spirit of authoritarianism : Puritanism, democracy, and society / Milan Zafirovski
Published New York : Springer, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 337 pages)
Contents Puritanism and authoritarianism -- Puritanism and political authoritarianism : authoritarian mastery of politics -- Puritanism and social authoritarianism : authoritarian mastery of civil society -- Puritanism and social authoritarianism continued -- Neo-Puritanism and authoritarianism --Authoritarian legacy of Puritanism in contemporary society -- Conclusion
Summary "This book exposes "Puritanism and liberty" as a cherished myth or "sweet lie", suggesting that the Puritan "emperor has no clothes", in historically Protestant societies, particularly America. It shows that "Puritanism and liberty" turns out to be the exact opposite, enduringly in America and temporarily in Great Britain. If Puritanism is as American as the apple pie, then it is the "apple pie" of authoritarianism and theocracy rather than of liberty and democracy."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-331) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Protestantism.
Authoritarianism -- Religious aspects -- Protestant churches
Christianity and politics -- Protestant churches -- History.
Puritan movements -- Influence -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0387493204 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9780387493206 (hbk. ; alk. paper)