it seems to me what is foundational are things like (to name just two) slavery, and a fundamental misunderstanding of the natural (complexly problematic term) world.
the things capitalism rely on to keep going include convenience, inertia and the like.
do these distinctions make sense?
since i might be who dot is referring to re: Christianity, i take Zubaz's addition to heart, i don't know much of that history. my take on the intertwinement of capitalism and Christianity, to clarify, is about how the anti-nature/hierarchical/only-the-next-world-matters position of Christianity (and all religions of the book?) make it possible for slavery and the destruction of this world, which are the basis of capitalism. it's not that nature-based peoples never did bad, but that they had limits. Christians don't seem to have limits, not when the kingdom of heaven is the goal. and for that matter, having a goal ie linear time, i would say is also foundational to the mess were in.