Tuesday 9 October 2012

Gene Edward Veith on the Purpose of Work

There is a short piece here by Gene Edward Veith on a Christian perspective on vocation and the purpose of work, taking his cue from a recent article in The New York Times by Notre Dame philosopher, Gary Gutting, on ‘What Work is For’.

‘The doctrine of vocation, properly understood, frees us from our sinful selves through the gospel as our love for God overflows into love for our neighbors.  Our very work becomes transformed not in its substance – Christian workers mostly perform the same tasks as non-Christian workers – but in its meaning and in its value.’

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