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For the purposes of his work, how did the author define the spirit of capitalism? What famous American did the author look to for the best description of the term and what was that description?

How does the author draw a connection between the Puritanical religions and modern day capitalism? Would most people of modern times see or understand the connection? Why or why not?

What were the fundamental differences between Luther and Calvin? Which religious figure was considered radical and dogmatic and why? What aspects of the Catholic Church was adapted by one or both of these men?

Why did Calvin reject the private confession? How was Calvinism depicted in John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress?"

What beliefs did the Quakers have? Why didn't they look at the Bible as the only source of God's will? What Christian rituals did the Quakers abandon?

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