Is work a punishment or curse, an avenue to human flourishing or something else? Is there a distinctively Christian approach to working? Darby Ray, lifts up key insights from Christian scripture and tradition and considers their implications for today's complex, whose work on Christology and ethics has emphasized the surprising breadth and elasticity of the Christian past, globalized world of work.
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Glass Ceilings and Dirt Floors: Women, Work, and the Global EconomyPaulist Press #ad - Drawing on catholic social thought, and gender studies, social science, as their overriding aim, Christine Firer Hinze builds on data concerning women s market and household work to argue that twenty-first-century economies must pursue, sustainable sufficiency for every household and for the world house.
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Eating and Drinking CompassFortress Press #ad - Her work includes specific analysis of how food figures in our present cultural and global context, how it has been understood in Christian history and theology, and how it might creatively feed our spiritual lives today. Today, phenomena of anorexia and bulimia, weight control and obesity, and world hunger call us to revisit this rich source of religious reflection.
Eating and Drinking Compass #ad - Elizabeth groppe's work is neither sentimental nor oppressive but instead an affirmation that our eating practices shape who we are as persons and our relationships with each other and God. Whether fasting or feasting, whether in formal liturgy or around the family table, the practices of eating and drinking have for millennia been seen as religiously significant and even a means of participating in God s own being.
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In june 2015, the supreme court made same-sex marriage the law in all fifty states in a decision as groundbreaking as Roe v Wade and Brown v Board of Education. Morrow. Through insider accounts and access to key players, this definitive account reveals the dramatic and previously unreported events behind Obergefell v Hodges and the lives at its center.
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Family Ethics: Practices for Christians Moral TraditionsGeorgetown University Press #ad - Sex, spirituality, eating, money, and service. In each area, intentional practices can function as acts of resistance to a cultural and middle-class conformity that promotes materialism over relationships. These practices forge deep connections within the family and help families live out their calling to be in solidarity with others and participate in social change from below.
How can ordinary christians find moral guidance for the mundane dilemmas they confront in their daily lives? To answer this question, Julie Hanlon Rubio brings together a rich Catholic theology of marriage and a strong commitment to social justice to focus on the place where the ethics of ordinary life are played out: the family.
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Leading Lives That Matter: What We Should Do and Who We Should BeEerdmans #ad - Wm b eerdmans Publishing Co. Instead of giving prescriptive advice, Mark Schwehn and Dorothy Bass approach the subject of vocation as an ongoing conversation. They include in this conversation some of the Western tradition's best writings on human life -- its meaning, purpose, and significance -- ranging from ancient Greek poetry to contemporary fiction.
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. Berrett-Koehler Publishers. Otto scharmer and katrin kaufer ask, why do we collectively create results nobody wants? Meeting the challenges of this century requires updating our economic logic and operating system from an obsolete “ego-system” focused entirely on the well-being of oneself to an eco-system awareness that emphasizes the well-being of the whole.
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. Marshall devotes this book to analyzing the patterns of behavior characteristic to the human family and giving insight into the unique identity and purpose of being human. Molly marshall was, a theology professor who has taught at Southern Seminary in Louisville, at the time of publication, Kentucky, for a number of years.
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The nature of our humanity often remains a mystery. The wonderful strand of colors and accts that weave the tapestry of humanity are stunning in their complexity and common simplicity, " states Molly Marshall in the introduction to What It Means to Be Human. Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
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A Theology of Work: Work and the New Creation Paternoster Theological MonographsWipf & Stock Pub #ad - A theology of work: work and the New Creation makes work itself the subject of theological enquiry. Throughout the book it is argued that work in its essence is about transformation and, as such, it is an activity consisting of three dynamically interrelated dimensions: the instrumental, relational, and ontological.
Wm b eerdmans Publishing Co. Given that so much of our contemporary lives are spent working and that so many major decisions and issues in life revolve around our work, it is surprising just how little serious theological reflection there is on the subject. Berrett-Koehler Publishers. From within christian doctrine it asks the pressing questions 'what is work and work's place in god's economy and thus, how should we be carrying out our work' Through dialogue with Jurgen Moltmann, Pope John Paul II and others, quite uniquely, this book develops a genitive 'theology of work' It offers a normative theological definition of work and a model for a theological ethics of work that shows work's nature, value and meaning now, and, eschatologically related to the new creation.
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