9780802865410-0802865410-Work: A Kingdom Perspective on Labor

Work: A Kingdom Perspective on Labor

ISBN-13: 9780802865410
ISBN-10: 0802865410
Author: Witherington III, Ben
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Eerdmans
Format: Paperback 192 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780802865410
ISBN-10: 0802865410
Author: Witherington III, Ben
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Eerdmans
Format: Paperback 192 pages

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Acknowledged authors Witherington III, Ben wrote Work: A Kingdom Perspective on Labor comprising 192 pages back in 2011. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0802865410 and 9780802865410. Since then Work: A Kingdom Perspective on Labor textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.01 or rent at the marketplace.

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Most Christians spend most of their waking hours working, yet many regard work as at best a necessary evil ― just one more unfortunate by-product of humanity’s fall from grace. Not so, says Ben Witherington III, and in Work: A Kingdom Perspective on Labor, he considers work as neither the curse nor the cure of human life but, rather, as something good that God has given us to do. In this brief primer on the biblical theology and ethics of work, Witherington carefully unpacks the concept of work, considering its relationship to rest, play, worship, the normal cycle of human life, and the coming Kingdom of God. Work as calling, work as ministry, work as a way to make a living, and the notably unbiblical notion of retirement ― Witherington’s Work engages these subjects and more, combining scholarly acumen with good humor, common sense, cultural awareness, and biblically based insights from Genesis to Revelation. “Ben Witherington has given the whole people of God something desperately needed to make sense of Monday to Friday ― a theology of work that breaks down the heretical sacred-secular distinction. . . . Offers a work-view and life-view that, if embraced, would revitalize the mission of God’s people in the world. It’s that good.” ― R. Paul Stevens author of The Other Six Days and Taking Your Soul to Work “Conducting a critical dialogue with the theological voices of our day, drawing upon the wisdom of the Christian tradition, and offering a sensitive reading of New Testament parables, Witherington delivers sound counsel on the Kingdom meaning of work and its implications for our lives today.” ― Lee Hardy author of The Fabric of This World

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