The category of the culture of work as vocation : the proposal of the Evangelical Church in Germany for the current upheavals in the world of work

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dc.contributor.author Kopiec, Piotr
dc.date.accessioned 2022-03-25T05:50:09Z
dc.date.available 2022-03-25T05:50:09Z
dc.date.issued 2021-09-14
dc.description This research is part of the research project, ‘Biblical Theology and Hermeneutics’, directed by Prof. Dr Andries van Aarde, Post Retirement Professor and Senior Research Fellow in the Dean’s Office, Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Pretoria. en_ZA
dc.description Special Collection: Scholarly Voices, sub-edited by Yolanda Dreyer (University of Pretoria). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The current upheavals in the world of work become one of the central themes of the reflections in social sciences. Many authors raise questions about the results of shrinking employment, growing digitalisation, demands of new skills meeting the challenges of the oncoming economic order, to mention just a few from a broad range of processes and phenomena. It is also an essential motive of the Christian Churches’ social teaching, for instance, for the Evangelical Church in Germany (Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland [EKD]). The church offers a comprehensive and relevant vision of human work, linking the social and political teaching of the Protestant Reformation and contemporary theological, sociological and sociopolitical conceptions. The article aims to outline the evangelical interpretation of the transformations in human work and asks how inspirations of Reformation theology are applied to today’s critical issues concerning these transformations. It also discusses the category of the culture of work as vocation and considers its potential for a broader discussion on the topic. The primary sources of the reflection are the relevant documents of the EKD (Denkschrifts), recently published. CONTRIBUTION : The theological interpretation and proposals of the Evangelical Church in Germany contribute to the global discussion on the transformations in the sphere of work, particularly when examining the sociological and political potential of the category of the culture of work as vocation. The research addresses the focus and scope of the journal for the promotion of multidisciplinary aspects of studies in the general theological area. en_ZA
dc.description.department New Testament Studies en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2022 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The National Science Centre, Poland en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.hts.org.za en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Kopiec, P., 2021, ‘The category of the culture of work as vocation: The proposal of the Evangelical Church in Germany for the current upheavals in the world of work’, HTS Teologiese Studies/ Theological Studies 77(2), a6844. https://DOI.org/10.4102/hts.v77i2.6844. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v77i2.6844
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/84638
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS en_ZA
dc.rights © 2021. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Human work en_ZA
dc.subject Digitalisation en_ZA
dc.subject Culture of work en_ZA
dc.subject Vocation en_ZA
dc.subject Theology en_ZA
dc.subject Sociology en_ZA
dc.subject Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) en_ZA
dc.title The category of the culture of work as vocation : the proposal of the Evangelical Church in Germany for the current upheavals in the world of work en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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