Predestination and the Protestant Ethic

Larbi Alaoui, Alvaro Sandroni

Research output: Working paper


This paper relates the secular premise that wealth accumulation is a moral obligation and the religious dogma that salvation is immutable and preordained by God. This result formalizes Weber’s renowned thesis on the connection between the worldly asceticism of Protestants and the religious doctrines of Calvinism.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages36
StatePublished - Mar 19 2016


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