The Fabric of This World

The Fabric of This World

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  • Published: May 4, 1990
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
  • Page count: 231
  • ISBN: 978-0802802989
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The Fabric of This World

This is an historical, philosophical, theological—and practical—exploration of work from an evangelical perspective, highlighting the Christian concept of vocation as articulated by Luther and Calvin, and making relevant applications for today.


Hardy looks creatively at the meaning of work according to Greek, medieval, Renaissance, Marxian, and Freudian perspectives, then at Luther's view and subsequent Calvinist development and modification, concluding with contemporary Roman Catholic convergence. The second half of the book applies the theory to personal career choice and social job design; it then reviews seven management theories and ends with perceptive remarks about combining people-oriented choices and profit choices. Highly recommended.

--Library Journal

Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.



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