a. Protestants believed in the concept of predetermination, the belief that your fate regarding heaven/hell is predetermined before you are born
b. Protestantism began to undermine the people's emotional security because they wanted to know their outcome
c. They began to look for signs that they were favored by God, and would go to heaven
d. They postulated that God would not want the favored to suffer on earth, and began to equate financial success w/ the sign that they were the chosen ones
e. working harder would bring wealth, would be a sign that they were favored thus chosen and would go to heaven begat capitalism.