The End of Work

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Theological Critiques of Capitalism

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Surveys twentieth century theologies of work, contrasting differing approaches to consider the “problem of labor” from a theological perspective.<br /> <ul> <li style=”list-style: none”><br /> </li> <li>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<br /> </li> <li>Explores debates about labor under capitalism and considers the relationship between divine and human work<br /> </li> <li>Through a thorough reading of Weber’s <i>Protestant Work Ethic</i>, argues that the triumph of the “spirit of utility” is crucial to understanding modern notions of work<br /> </li> <li>Draws on the work of various twentieth century Catholic thinkers, including Josef Pieper, Jacques Maritain, Eric Gill, and David Jones<br /> </li> <li>Published in the new and prestigious <i>Illuminations</i> series.</li> </ul>

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