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"The emancipation from economic traditionalism appears, no doubt, to be a factor which would greatly strengthen the tendency to doubt the sanctity of the religious tradition, as of all traditional authorities" (Chapter 1, p. 4).

"Montesquieu says of the English that they 'had progressed the farthest of all peoples of the word in three important things: in piety, in commerce, and in freedom'" (Chapter 1, p. 11).

"For centuries it was an article of faith, that low wages were productive, i.e. that they increased the material results of labor so that. . . the people only work because and so long as they are poor" (Chapter 2, p. 24).

"The people filled with the spirit of capitalism today tend to be indifferent, if not hostile, to the Church. The thought of the pious boredom of paradise has little attraction for their active natures; religion appears to them as a means of drawing people away from...

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