Vocation: Discerning our Calling in Life   -     By: Douglas Schuurman
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Vocation: Discerning our Calling in Life

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2003 / Paperback

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Schuurman draws on the Lutheran and Calvinist traditions in constructing his doctrine of vocation. In doing so, he provides biblical, theological, and ethical analysis in exploring current responses to the classic view of vocation and offers a revised statement and application of this doctrine for contemporary North American Christians. According to Schuurman, many Christians today find it both strange and difficult to interpret their social, economic, political, and cultural lives as responses to God's calling. To renew this biblical perspective Christians must recover the language, meaning, and reality of life as vocation, which (it is hoped) will inevitably lead them to experience and understand God more deeply.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0802801374
ISBN-13: 9780802801371
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The Protestant doctrine of vocation has had a profound influence on American culture, but in recent years central tenets of this doctrine have come under assault. Vocation: Discerning Our Callings in Life explores current responses to the classic view of vocation and offers a revised statement and application of this doctrine for contemporary North American Christians.

According to Douglas Schuurman, many Christians today find it both strange and difficult to interpret their social, economic, political, and cultural lives as responses to God's calling. To renew this biblical perspective, Schuurman argues, Christians must recover the language, meaning, and reality of life as vocation, and his book helps do just that. Developed in dialogue with audiences as diverse as college students, industrial workers, business leaders, church leaders, and professional theologians and ethicists, the book examines the theological and ethical dimensions of vocation as these have been understood historically and in relation to our modern social setting.

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Professor of religion at St. Olaf College, Northfield,Minnesota. Among his other books is Creation, Eschaton,and Ethics."

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