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God at Work: The History and Promise of the Faith at Work Movement
In the 1980s, Miller shows, a complex set of independent developments gave rise to what is known as the Faith At Work movement. He analyses the history of the movement, examines membership profiles and modes of expression, and constructs and proposes a new framework for discussing the movement.
Hardcover, 222 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published January 1st 2006)
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Miller's book "God at Work" provides an excellent examination of the history and dynamics of attempts to formally incorporate spirituality into daily secular work. It is very academic in tone and purely descriptive rather than prescriptive with the exception of the final chapter. Miller concludes the book by falling into the same trap he laments throughout earlier chapters. One of the shortcomings of any "Faith at Work" movement, he says, is that all responsibility is delegated to clergy, both l ...more
A very comprehensive review of the ways Protestants have tried to understand and promote an understanding of lay ministry, particularly since the beginning of the 20th century. Not an area that will interest many, but this is a very useful book for those few who are interested. A couple of howlers have crept in, though, most conspicuously the premature demise of the Vesper Society, (p. 53) which Miller apparently believes to be defunct, but is still going strong.