Max Weber

Religion is the catalyst for social change

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Brief backstory to Weber's life

Weber was born in 1864 in Prussia to wealthy but hardworking parents. He grew up around political figures and was very smart, often times bored of his teachers teachings and studying on his own.

Sociological Accomplishments of Weber

Max Weber constructed several books and many speeches and theories on sociology. He was so involved in sociology, specifically when such was not fully recognized as a science, that he, along with Emile Durkheim and Karl Marx, essentially founded sociology and brought it to light as a true science. Even today, Max Weber is one of the most well known sociologist in the entirety of history and will likely continue to hold such title for many decades to come.

Weber's major outlooks on Sociology

Weber believed that a subject of great importance was the understanding of the concepts behind the rising capitalism and modernity. He believed such would spread to much of the world and as such, had to be further understood as to prevent unforeseen flaws tear it asunder. One of his other major theories was that religion is the catalyst for social change. That is to say, the largest and most influential factor influencing society, and the one which may most easily change it, is religion. Like many major sociologists of the time, many of his ideas criticized governments and other powerful organizations who were less than happy to receive such criticism.