Both sociologists differed in their theories of social class.
Weber supported industrialization and did not feel the need to take care of the laborers or the lower class for that matter while Marx had a completely different approach. He felt that a worker had total right over wealth that he had produced with his own hands (Wheen, 2000). Weber thought that religion should be part of the new world whereas Marx believed that it had no place in the new scenario and the old dictates from God had to be replaced by sensible beliefs. Both founders of modern sociology agree on one thing; in the 1844 ‘Economics and Philosophical Manuscripts’ Marx states that capitalism makes a person a ‘wage-slave’. It isolates him from the society making everything materialistic and related to money. What Weber mentions in ‘Spirit of Capitalism’ is pretty much the same belief.
Both Marx and Weber have contributed towards the knowledge of social organizations but I believe that it is Weber who has made a greater influence as a sociological theorist of the 19th century with his empirical research and significant ideas for a modern