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God at Work: The History and Promise of the Faith at Work Movement
What was once taboo - faith at work - is increasingly accepted in corporate America. From secretaries to CEOs, growing numbers of businesspeople today want to bring their faith to work. Yet they wrestle with how to do this effectively and appropriately in a pluralistic corporate setting. For help they turn not to their clergy, but to their peers and to a burgeoning cottage ...more
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.