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Work : a Kingdom perspective on labor

Author: Ben Witherington, III
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Most Christians spend most of their waking hours working, yet many regard work as at best a necessary evil -- just one more unfortunate by-product of humanity's fall from grace. Not so, says Ben Witherington III, and in Work: A Kingdom Perspective on Labor, he considers work as neither the curse nor the cure of human life but, rather, as something good that God has given us to do. In this brief primer on the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Witherington, III
ISBN: 9780802865410 0802865410
OCLC Number: 667213122
Description: xvii, 166 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: An opus that is magnum: on the goodness of work --
A theology of work as vocation --
Slackers and sloths of the world, unite! --
Call forwarding and vocation's variation --
Work as ministry, ministry as work --
Seeing the world from the crouch position: work as culture making --
New balance: the relationship of work to faith, rest, and play --
Overtime: take this job and.
Responsibility: Ben Witherington III.

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Most Christians spend most of their waking hours working, yet many regard work as at best a necessary evil -- just one more unfortunate by-product of humanity's fall from grace. Not so, says Ben Witherington III, and in Work: A Kingdom Perspective on Labor, he considers work as neither the curse nor the cure of human life but, rather, as something good that God has given us to do. In this brief primer on the biblical theology and ethics of work, Witherington carefully unpacks the concept of work, considering its relationship to rest, play, worship, the normal cycle of human life, and the coming Kingdom of God. Work as calling, work as ministry, work as a way to make a living, and the notably unbiblical notion of retirement -- Witherington's Work engages these subjects and more, combining scholarly acumen with good humor, common sense, cultural awareness, and biblically based insights from Genesis to Revelation.

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