Work in the Spirit : toward a theology of work (Book, 2001) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
Work in the Spirit : toward a theology of work Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Work in the Spirit : toward a theology of work

Author: Miroslav Volf
Publisher: Eugene, OR : Wipf and Stock, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
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 and church documents on on the Christian understanding of work, this is the first scholarly effort to articulate a developed Protestant theology of work. In Work in the Spirit, Miroslav Volf interprets work from a new perspective - in terms of the doctrine of the Holy  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Miroslav Volf
ISBN: 1579106412 9781579106416
OCLC Number: 50482526
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
Description: xviii, 252 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Work in the limelight --
The meaning of "work" --
Economic framework --
The problem of work --
Dominant understandings of work --
Toward a theology of work --
Work, spirit, and new creation --
Work, human beings, and nature --
Alienation and humanization of work.
Responsibility: Miroslav Volf.

Abstract:

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 and church documents on on the Christian understanding of work, this is the first scholarly effort to articulate a developed Protestant theology of work. In Work in the Spirit, Miroslav Volf interprets work from a new perspective - in terms of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. He exhaustively explores the nature of work in both capitalist and socialist societies and considers a variety of work, including industrial, agricultural, medical, political, and artistic work. Examining the importance of alienation in work in industrial and information societies (particularly in the relation of workers to management and technology), he analyzes various forms of such alienation, and elucidates the character of humane work. On the basis of the "pneumatological" theology of work that he develops, Volf rejects the traditional Protestant understanding of work as vocation, and takes the concept of charisma as the cornerstone for his theological reflection on work. He denies that one is "called" to do a particular work irrespective of one's inclinations, and asserts, instead, that it is our privilege to do the kind of work for which God's spirit has gifted us. All human work done in accordance with the will of God, Volf argues, is cooperation with God in the preservation and transformation of the world.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (1)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(1)

User lists with this item (6)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.