Church on Sunday, Work on Monday: The Challenge of Fusing Christian Values with Business Life

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Wiley, Sep 24, 2001 - Religion - 352 pages
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Must business people leave their Christian values at church?

While many business people have a strong and growing interest in the relationship between work and spirit, few find the church to be a resource in their explorations. How can business people live out their faith at work? And how can the church respond more effectively to business people s needs?

Church on Sunday, Work on Monday takes the "spirituality at work" movement to the next level, offering practical advice on how business people can find and develop better resources within Christian communities. Nash andMcLennan assess the distance between pew and pulpit, articulate how the church is turning off business and professional people, and make concrete recommendations on how church leaders and lay business people can work together in partnership to bridge the gap. They also offer practical help for business people who wish to nurture the soul, create harmony, connect with community, and perform ethically on the job.

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Attempts to Integrate Religion
The Churchs
Mapping a Framework
Get Off My Turf Why Things Fall Apart
Overcoming Negative Stereotypes
The Problem of Language
Working Together A New Integration Model
The Road Ahead
A Note on Methodobgy
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About the author (2001)

Laura Nash is senior research fellow at Harvard Business School. Prior to this position, she was visiting lecturer and program director on business and religion at the Center for the Study of Values in Public Life at Harvard Divinity School. She is the author of Good Intentions Aside and Believers in Business. In 1998 she was president of the Society of Business Ethics.

Scotty McLennan is dean for religious life at Stanford University. He was the university chaplain at Tufts University and a senior lecturer in the area of business leadership, ethics, and religion at Harvard Business School. He is also an attorney, the author of Finding Your Religion: When the Faith You Grew Up With Has Lost Its Meaning.

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