Posts Tagged ‘Protestantism’

The Protestant Revolution-Part 4

October 24, 2007

Well, I’m glad it’s over. I felt obliged to watch this series but in truth it was awful. The fourth episode proved no exception in this series. It was completely lacking in any nuanced understanding of the subject and made some wildly inaccurate claims. Contrary to Hunt’s claims early Protestants did not view wealth as an index of God’s favour. Indeed they considered wealth to be a snare. Hunt, who is obsessed with the implications of the priesthood of all believers, completely overlooked Calvin’s concept of all work as vocation.

The series was a great opportunity missed to explore the true contribution of Protestantism to rise of modernity.