Weber, Max Max Weber-Studienausgabe. Band I/21: Die Wirtschaftsethik der Weltreligionen. Das antike Judentum. Schriften und Reden 1911-1920. Hrsg. v. Eckart Otto unter Mitw. v. Julia Offermann
2008. VI, 624 pages. MWS I/21
Band I/21: Die Wirtschaftsethik der Weltreligionen. Das antike Judentum. Schriften und Reden 1911-1920
Hrsg. v. Eckart Otto unter Mitw. v. Julia Offermann
[The Economic Ethic of the World Religions. Ancient Judaism. Writings and Speeches 1911-1920.]
Published in German.The Max Weber-Studienausgabe (MWS) renders Max Weber's works and speeches accessible to a large audience, using the complete and reliable Max Weber-Gesamtausgabe (MWG) as its basis while deliberately dispensing with its editorial apparatus. It has however been laid out in such a manner that the reader can easily fall back on the MWG. Max Weber's study of the sociology of religion of ancient Judaism, which was completed shortly before his death, is methodically his most mature work and in this respect it is the sum of Max Weber's works on the sociology of religion. It shows how ancient Judaism, in overcoming the ethic of magic, was significant for the emergence of the rational spirit of the modern age. This volume presents the scholarly public with a comprehensive handwritten manuscript by Max Weber on ancient Judaism, written between 1911-1913, which shows the origin of Max Weber's studies of ancient Judaism in a new light.