Sign in or signup

3,774 active users!!Bandwidth
THURSDAY
APR 27, 2017
Home
NewsSITE
Events & Blogs
New Audio & Video
BroadcastersNew Stuff!
Local & Church Finder
Live Webcasts
Sermons by Bible
Sermons by Topic
Sermons by Speaker
Sermons by Date
Staff Picks
CommentsALL -16 min
Top Sermons
VideosPDFs
Daily Log
PhotosNew Stuff!
Stores
Online Bible
Hymnal
Daily Reading
Our Services
Submit Sermon
Members Only

Breaking News Home | All | Religion | Society | Tech | Choice | FF | SA News
FRONT PAGE  |  4/27/2017
SUNDAY, AUG 13, 2006  |  4 comments
'Protestant work ethic' in Muslim Turkey
KAYSERI, Turkey As the muezzin heralds the noon prayers on Friday, a small army of workers fans out from an industrial park to take their places on mats in a nearby mosque. Fifteen minutes later, the prayers are over and the teachings of the Koran have given way to the demands of the factory floor.

The region's mix of Muslim values, hard work and raging capitalism has even prompted sociologists to coin a new term to describe the phenomenon: "Calvinist Islam."


CLICK HERE to Read Entire Article
www.iht.com

The Christian Heritage Centre
  START  
  Recommended sermons | more..
•  The Basics of Islam • Dr. James White | 6/3/2011
•  Islam: America's #1 Enemy • Marc Monte | 9/7/2003
•  The Christian Heritage CentreClarence Sexton | 8/31/2009

   04/27/17  |  Whatever Is Pure: Cedarville Requires Professors to Apply...
   04/26/17  |  New Scientist: ‘Richard Dawkins gives atheism a bad name’ • 7 comments
   04/26/17  |  Pope to mend ties with Islam • 12 comments
   04/25/17  |  Conservative Anglican Leaders Ready for 'Nuclear Option' as COE... • 8 comments
   04/24/17  |  Pope says some refugee centres 'concentration camps' • 2 comments
MORE RELATED ( RELIGION ) NEWS | MORE..
   04/25/17  |  Conservative Anglican Leaders Ready for 'Nuclear Option' as COE... • 8 comments
   04/23/17  |  Alabama Senate Passes Pro-Life Bill Saying There is No Right to... • 3 comments
   04/20/17  |  â€˜Teach toddlers about transsexualism’, says NUT • 15 comments
   04/19/17  |  Fresno frenzy: Muhammad shouts 'Allahu akbar,' kills 4 • 9 comments
   04/18/17  |  Gorsuch gets major religious liberty case • 13 comments
OTHER CHOICE NEWS | MORE..
   04/21/17  |  Feedback Friday for 04-21-17
   04/14/17  |  Feedback Friday for 04-14-17 • 1 comments
   04/07/17  |  Feedback Friday for 04-07-17
   03/31/17  |  Feedback Friday for 03-31-17
   03/24/17  |  Feedback Friday for 03-24-17
MORE SPECIAL | MORE..
   04/27/17  |  Senators Told North Korea Nuclear Threat Is Urgent • 2 comments
   04/27/17  |  Trump Cabinet Members Praying, Studying the Bible Together • 3 comments
   04/27/17  |  4 Pro-Life Accomplishments During Trump's First 100 Days
   04/27/17  |  The power of the PC police • 2 comments
   04/27/17  |  Here’s How Wrong Past Environmental Predictions Have Been • 2 comments
OTHER RECENT NEWS | MORE..
COMMENTS | show all | add new  
    Sorting Order:  
· Page 1 ·  Found: 4 user comment(s)
News Item8/14/06 2:46 PM
Jim | Nebraska  
Neil, yes, there are some groups of people with a good work ethic, the Japanese and Chinese are very good example. They had that even if they had never ran into a Christian. The Catholics in Europe most assuredly had the Protestant work ethic rub off on them, as did some ability to reason, but as God would have only election determines a Christian.

I think you are very correct about the historical influence on the Turks by the nominal Christians and the exiled Jews. Turks do have a different cultural background then many of the other Muslims also, but the degenerative effect has been dragging them in a downward spiral, which Islam will do to any country.

http://answering-islam.org.uk/

4

News Item8/14/06 12:21 PM
Neil | Tucson  
I think Weber's thesis, while flattering, is a hasty generalization, though it has a grain of truth. How would it explain Japan, China, and India today?

Bear in mind that like the above Asian countries, Turkey has had more cultural influence from Europe than other Islamic countries have. Rushdoony noted that it benefitted from subject peoples like Jews & nominal Christians (he said that many of Spain's exiled Sephardic Jews went to work for the Ottoman Empire).

The major European Catholic powers (and to a lesser extent, English Anglicans) did seem to have an aristocratic bias against middle-class & business people. That they were in decline by the 19th century certainly made Weber's thesis plausible.

3

News Item8/13/06 9:24 PM
Walt | Michigan  
Interesting article, as well as the link Jim gave below on Protestant Work Ethic.
2

News Item8/13/06 4:22 PM
Jim | Nebraska  
Ridiculous! This work ethic has nothing to do with Islam. In fact the work ethic in Islamic countries is very poor. I got this information from a relative who worked in various Islamic countries. Turkey perhaps has one of the best work ethics in the Islamic world. This has to do with being Turkish and not Islamic.

Wikipedia has a socially correct definition of work ethic, but does not give the proper credit to Protestantism for being an example to non-Christian people.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protestant_work_ethic

1
There are a total of 4 user comments displayed | add new comment |Subscribe to these comments
Last PostTotal
SermonAudio Tip: SermonAudio Channel v3.0 for the Roku TV...
more info site from hyderand: "i need to to thank you for ones time for this..."
-13 min 48 
The power of the PC police
carl in greensboro from north carolina: "jim, if you think that political..."
-1 hrs 
Trump Cabinet Members Praying, Studying the Bible Together
the quiet christian: "good point, kjg. may we also be doers & not just hearers of..."
-1 hrs 


Jim Byrd
Will Ye Also Go Away?

John 6:59-71
Midweek Service
13th Street Baptist Church
Play! | MP4 | RSS

Joy Made Full
Scott T. Brown

Dr. Kenny Baldwin
Don't Bite Off More Than..

Crossroads Baptist Church
Sunday - AM
Transcript!Play! | MP3

Sponsor:
Series: In the Beginning

Rev. Nathan Lang­erak - Crete Prot­est­ant Ref­ormed Church prccr­et­e.­org
www.sermonaudio.com/search...

Sponsor:
Must I Divorce My Remarriage?

Jesus ident­if­ied rem­arr­iage as adult­ery. What are we to do? Listen to Dr. Kim teach.
www.sermonaudio.com/sermoni..

Sponsor:
Logos Bible Software’s New Print Bible

Pow­erful study tools & dyn­amic graph­ics make this the perf­ect study Bible
https://goo.gl/h8c8ks

Sermon: Unbiblical Bible Answer Man
Kevin Swanson

SPONSOR | 6,100+

SPONSOR




                   
Shame on us for being paupers when we were meant to be princes. ... D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Gospel of John
Cities | Local | Personal


MOBILE
iPhone + iPad
Church App
Android
Church App
Kindle + Nook
Chromecast TV
Apple TV
ROKU TV
Amazon Fire TV
Apple Watch
Android Wear
Kindle Reader


HELP
Knowledgebase
Broadcasters
Listeners
Q&A
Uploading Sermons
Uploading Videos
Webcasting
Tips & Tricks
YouTube Screencasts

FOLLOW
Weekly Newsletter
Staff Picks Feed
Site Notices
RSS | Twitter | Facebook
SERVICES | ALL
Church Finder | Info
MP3 Play & Download
Mobile Apps
Podcast | Video Support
Live Webcasting
Events Support
Transcription
PowerClips
Business Cards
SOLO | MINI | Domain
Favorites | QR Codes
Online Donations
24x7 Radio Stream
INTEGRATION
Sermon Browser
HTML Codes
WordPress
Twitter
Facebook
Logos | e-Sword | BW
JSON API

BATCH
Transfer Agent
Protected Podcasts
Upload via Email
Upload via FTP
Upload via Dropbox
Picasa
ABOUT US
The largest and most trusted library of audio sermons from conservative churches and ministries worldwide.

Our Services | Articles of Faith
Broadcast With Us
Advertising | Local Ads
CONTACT
info@sermonaudio.com
Support Us | Feedback Fridays | Stories