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Capitalism And Christianity In South Korea

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My senior thesis will explore the historical and social scientific relationship between Capitalism and Christianity in regard to the changing religious population in South Korea. I will use Max Weber’s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism as a starting place in the field, critique it, and explore more recent research as well. I will apply Weber’s methodology onto South Korea, paying particular attention to the first modern universities in South Korea, most founded by Protestants, which plays an important role in Korean culture today as your “rank” of university directly correlates with your future wealth, success and happiness. Traditionally, Protestants have had much more success in Korea as they were not persecuted harshly like

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