The End of Work: Theological Critiques of Capitilism
November 2006, Wiley-Blackwell
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- Surveys twentieth century theologies of work, contrasting differing approaches to consider the “problem of labor” from a theological perspective
- 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
- Explores debates about labor under capitalism and considers the relationship between divine and human work
- Through a thorough reading of Weber’s Protestant Work Ethic, argues that the triumph of the “spirit of utility” is crucial to understanding modern notions of work
- Draws on the work of various twentieth century Catholic thinkers, including Josef Pieper, Jacques Maritain, Eric Gill, and David Jones
- Published in the new and prestigious Illuminations series.