The Regrettable Century

The Enchantments of Mammon: How Capitalism Became the Religion of Modernity (Part I)- With Red Library

July 05, 2020 Chris, Kevin, and Jason Season 2 Episode 21
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The Enchantments of Mammon: How Capitalism Became the Religion of Modernity (Part I)- With Red Library
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The Regrettable Century
The Enchantments of Mammon: How Capitalism Became the Religion of Modernity (Part I)- With Red Library
Jul 05, 2020 Season 2 Episode 21
Chris, Kevin, and Jason

This week we are joined by Adam from the Red Library podcast, who was nice enough to record and edit the episode for us.

We start our multi part series tackling the monster tome by Eugene McCarraher, The Enchantments of Mammon: How Capitalism Became the Religion of Modernity.

McCarraher believes, much like Max Weber, that capitalism displaced religion and disenchanted the world, but unlike Weber, he believes that Capitalism then became a religion itself.

He argues that capitalism is full of religious thinking that grew up in the fields and factories of England, was transported to America by the Puritans, and perfected by evangelicals.

We think this topic is right up our alley and have had a blast reading and talking about it.

McCarraher, Eugene. The enchantments of Mammon : how capitalism became the religion of modernity. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2019. Print.

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Show Notes

This week we are joined by Adam from the Red Library podcast, who was nice enough to record and edit the episode for us.

We start our multi part series tackling the monster tome by Eugene McCarraher, The Enchantments of Mammon: How Capitalism Became the Religion of Modernity.

McCarraher believes, much like Max Weber, that capitalism displaced religion and disenchanted the world, but unlike Weber, he believes that Capitalism then became a religion itself.

He argues that capitalism is full of religious thinking that grew up in the fields and factories of England, was transported to America by the Puritans, and perfected by evangelicals.

We think this topic is right up our alley and have had a blast reading and talking about it.

McCarraher, Eugene. The enchantments of Mammon : how capitalism became the religion of modernity. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2019. Print.

The Lost Horizons Network
https://losthorizonsnetwork.com/

The Lost Horizons Network Podcast
Well... Here we are still, after all.
https://well.transistor.fm/

Red Library Podcast:
https://www.patreon.com/redlibrary/posts

From78 Podcast
https://www.patreon.com/from78


Support the show (http://patreon.com/theregrettablecentury)