Work in the Spirit: Toward a Theology of Work

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Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 1991 - Religion - 252 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction
3
Economic Framework
14
CONTEMPORARY WORLD OF WORK
23
Copyright

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Miroslav Volf is the Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology at Yale Divinity School and the founding director of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture. His books include "Exclusion & Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation", winner of the 2002 Grawemeyer Award in Religion.

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