By Robert Moore
A research of 4 Durham mining villages within the interval 1870 to 1926 which examines the consequences of Methodism at the political lifetime of the villages in the course of an extremely vital part of exchange union and political background. Professor Moore's learn is either brilliant and scholarly. He lived in the neighborhood, he can record first-hand at the villagers he talked with, and even as he produces an bold contribution to the social sciences.
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It is from Max Weber that the methodology of this study is also derived. 58 I was concerned to dispel simplistic interpretations of Weber's work on the Protestant Ethic by setting it in the context of his sociology of religion and historical sociology. Weber did not say that behaviour was directly and only explicable in terms of the actor's beliefs. In his discussion of the Protestant Ethic Weber showed that 19 Pit-men, preachers and politics Protestantism was historically effective not only because belief created new motivations (though it did this) but because it helped develop a new, rationalistic and secular culture which was conducive to the development of science, commerce and new work routines.
C. grew, however, as the unions increasingly saw the need for their own parliamentary representatives in order to restore the legal status of the trade unions. C. C. s and became a more effective party, relatively free of its sponsors on a day-to-day basis and able to discipline its representatives through financial sanctions. C. gained 29 seats. C. -Lab. s. C. 25 It remained difficult for the Labour Party to break its connection with the Liberals. It could not actively oppose the social reform programme of the Liberal Government and after 1910 it could only oppose the Liberals at the cost of bringing down the government.
Others may from time to time have participated, albeit marginally, in the life of the chapels. Thus religion has a cultural influence which extends beyond formal membership, but which it is difficult to evaluate. In summary, the debate about the Halevy thesis has not reached any satisfactory resolution. Commentators have been unable to grapple with the problems raised by Halevy because they have interpreted 'Methodism' in a very general sense, and based their understanding of it on orthodox statements by religious functionaries.