Details for Christian Vocation and the Workplace
This unit considers the meaning and importance of calling for vocation. It develops a theology of work that transcends assumptions that God is limited to religious practice, and considers the spiritual and moral challenges confronting Christians in the workplace.
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Course code: CON501
- Credit points: 10
The following courses are prerequisites:
The unit Christian Vocation and the Workplace is part of the subject area Theology and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Master of Arts (Christian Studies) (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)).
At the successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of calling and vocation as developed in Christian tradition;
- understand the significance of Christian theology for vocation, work and the business of everyday life;
- critically analyse the relationship between theology, personal identity and vocation; develop spiritual and moral disciplines that help address the complexities and ambiguities of faith and work.
- Calling and Vocation in the scriptures, in the Christian tradition, and in the contemporary church
- The concept of “the priesthood of all believers,” and its implications for ministry and vocation
- Analysing theologies that restrict ministry to ordained ministry
- A theology of everyday life
- The relationship between faith and work: understanding work as a response to God
- The significance for vocation of theological doctrines
- Personal Identity and vocation
Forum responses, minor essay, major essay.
- Schuurman, D. Vocation: Discerning Our Callings in Life. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2004.
Badcock, G. The Way of Life: A Theology of Christian Vocation. Eugene OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2002.
Coombs, M. and F. Nemeck. Called by God: A Theology of Vocation and Lifelong Commitment. Collegeville, Minn: Michael Glazier, 2001.
Cowan, Margaret P.; Roger P Ebertz, and Mary E. Shields. ‘The vocation of teaching: themes and models from the Presbyterian tradition’, Teaching Theology & Religion, vol. 5, no. 3 (Jl 2002), pp. 149-160.
McCormack, Bruce L. and Kimlyn J. Bender. Theology as conversation: the significance of dialogue in historical and contemporary theology: a festschrift for Daniel L. Migliore, Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2009.
Haughey, J (ed.). Revisiting the Idea of Vocation. Washington D.C.: Catholic University of America, 2004.
Holt, S. “My Father's Hands: Touching God through Daily Work.” Zadok Perspectives 69 (2000).
Jensen, D. Responsive Labor: A Theology of Work. Westminster: John Knox, 2006.
Meeks, M. Douglas. Our calling to fulfill: Wesleyan views of the church in mission, Nashville, TN: Kingswood Books, 2009.