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Vocation: Discerning Our Callings in Life :  Discerning Our Callings in Life - Douglas J. Schuurman

Vocation: Discerning Our Callings in Life

Discerning Our Callings in Life

Paperback Published: December 2003
ISBN: 9780802801371
Number Of Pages: 204

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The Protestant doctrine of vocation has had a profound influence on the way Christians understand and integrate their faith and life. But in recent years central tenets of this doctrine have come under assault by Christian and non-Christian thinkers alike. "Vocation after Christendom explores current responses to the classic view of vocation and offers a revised statement and application of this doctrine for contemporary North American Christians.

According to Doug Schuurman, many Christians in America today find it both strange and difficult to interpret their social, economic, political, and cultural lives as responses to God's calling. To help renew this biblical perspective and to combat the bureaucratic, individualistic tenor of American cultural and institutional life, Robert Bellah and other noteworthy social theorists recommend a return to older notions of calling and the common good. Schuurman wholeheartedly agrees that Christians must recover the language, meaning, and reality of life as vocation, but he also sees little being said about what vocation used to mean or how to articulate the spiritual, theological, and ethical presuppositions of the classic Protestant vision.

"Vocation after Christendom meets this important challenge. Developed in dialogue with audiences as diverse as college students, industrial workers, business leaders, church leaders, and professional theologians and ethicists, the book examines the theological and ethical dimensions of vocation, both as these have been understood historically and in relation to our modern social setting.

Comprehensive in scope and accessible to all readers, "Vocation after Christendom is an ideal text for coursesin Christian ethics, spirituality, or worldview and a fine resource for churches, study groups, and individuals considering issues of faith and life.

Vocation under Assault: Can It Be Salvaged?p. 1
The Bible on Vocationp. 17
Theology for Vocation - Religious Affections and Vocationp. 48
Abuses and Proper Uses of Vocationp. 76
Vocation, Decisions, and the Moral Life Ip. 117
Vocation, Decisions, and the Moral Life IIp. 151
Vocation in the Wider Worldp. 173
Bibliographyp. 182
Indexp. 189
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ISBN: 9780802801371
ISBN-10: 0802801374
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: December 2003
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 15.2  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.3

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