Viability of the Vocation Tradition in Trinitarian, Credal, and Reformed Perspective the Threefold Call

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This study tackles the criticisms of the vocation tradition, particularly by Miroslav Volf, arguing that they are largely true of the relatively conservative Lutheran vocation tradition based on creation theology. They are less true of the Reformed tradition, particularly as reformed itself within a more dynamic trinitarian theological framework which encourages both social and personal change in work structures and roles. It examines three 20th century Lutheran theologians (Gustaf Wingren, Karl Barth, Jürgen Moltmann) to see the ways in which their theological anchorage in one person of the Trinity or article of the Creed shapes their theologies of work and vocation.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:
Foreword, Preface
1. Introduction
2. Wingren's First Article Theology
3. Wingren's Creation Based Vocation Theology
4. Barth's Second Article Theology
5. Barth's Christocentric Theology of Work and Vocation
6. Moltmann's Third Article Theology
7. A Pneumatological Theology of Work and Vocation
8. conclusion: Toward a Theology of Callings and Gifts
Bibliography, Indexes of Subjects and Names

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