Work in the Spirit

Work in the Spirit : Toward a Theology of Work

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Since the rise of modern industrial society, work has come to pervade and rule the lives of men and women. Although there have been many popular books on the Christian understanding of work, this is the first scholarly effort to articulate a developed Protestant theology. Volf interprets work from a new perspective--in terms of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit--and explores the nature of work in both capitalist and socialist societies. Within these macroeconomic frameworks, he considers a variety of work, including industrial, agricultural, medical, political, and artistic. Volf rejects the traditional protestant understanding of work as vocation, and argues for a doctrine of work as cooperation with God.
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  • Hardback | 270 pages
  • 166.9 x 231.9 x 28.2mm | 716.67g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195068084
  • 9780195068085

Table of contents

Work in the limelight; Meaning of work; Economic framework; Contemporary World of Work: The Problem of Work: Importance of work; Transformation of work; Crisis of work; Toward a Theology of Work: Theology of work; On crafting a theology of work; Theology of work and new creation; Work, Spirit, and New Creation: Work and new creation; Spirit, work, and environment; Spirit, work, and human needs; Spirit, work, and unemployment; Alienation and Humanization of Work: Character of alienation; Reasons for concern.
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