The End of Work: Theological Critiques of Capitilism
Wiley-Blackwell | Pages: 264 | 2007-10-12 | ISBN: 1405158921 | PDF | 4 Mb
Surveys twentieth century theologies of work, contrasting differing approaches to consider the “problem of labor” from a theological perspective.
* Aimed at theologians concerned with how Christianity might engage in social criticism, as well those who are interested in the connection between Marxist and Christian traditions
* Explores debates about labor under capitalism and considers the relationship between divine and human work
* Through a thorough reading of Weber’s Protestant Work Ethic, argues that the triumph of the "spirit of utility" is crucial to understanding modern notions of work
* Draws on the work of various twentieth century Catholic thinkers, including Josef Pieper, Jacques Maritain, Eric Gill, and David Jones
* Published in the new and prestigious Illuminations series.