Item description for A Theology of Work: Work and the New Creation (Paternoster Theological Monographs) by Darrell Cosden & Jurgen Moltmann...
Through dialogue with Moltmann, Pope John Paul II, and others, this book develops a genitive theology of work, presenting a theological definition of work and a model for a theological ethics of work that shows works nature, value, and meaning now and eschatologically. Work is shown to be a transformative activity consisting of three dynamically inter-related dimensions: the instrumental, relational, and ontological.
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Studio: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.4" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.76 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2006
Publisher Wipf & Stock Publishers
ISBN 1597527572 ISBN13 9781597527576
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More About Darrell Cosden & Jurgen Moltmann
Darrell T. Cosden is lecturer in theology and ethics at International Christian College, Glasgow. He is the author of "A Theology of Work."
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A great discussion of the theological meaning of human work Aug 17, 2009
An excellent book on the the theological meaning of human work. Although work usually occupies the majority of our working hours, the typical protestant or evangelical views of the nature and meaning of work are incredibly shallow. This book is really good on several levels. In its own right it explores the meaning of work, in its instrumental, relational and ontological aspects, all of which the author says are equal. It is this third aspect, the ontological, which is the main focus of the book, because the two other aspects are common is the previous protestant and catholic discussions on work, while the ontology of work has been neglected. In short the author develops an ontology of work in relationship with both Creation and New Creation, though the latter has primacy, for 'the End is more than the Beginning'. The author contends that work is ontologically part of human beings, and that this will remain so in the New Creation. Although, the focus is on work, the book also has a good discussion on the meaning of the 'imago dei' in Genesis 1-2, and also has, although limited in scope, an excellent introduction and discussion of the theology of Jurgen Moltmann. Overall, a really good and interesting book, though I will have to work out the theological and practical implications of the it.