Title

Be a Blessing: The Theology of Work in the Narrative of Genesis

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

2016

Publication Details

This book was originally published as:

Ostring, E. (2016). Be a blessing: The theology of work in the narrative of Genesis. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock.

ISBN: 9781498278706

Abstract

Utilizing the techniques of narratology and literary analysis, this study examines the foundational biblical text of Genesis to develop the theology of ordinary human work that emerges from it. The study offers a history of Christian theologies of human work as well as a unique approach to both the topic of work and the literary structure of Genesis. The emerging concept of blessing rather than achievement provides a refreshing and yet practical approach to human work. This is a valuable complement to the current interest in this topic, and one that, although challenging some current concepts, is encouraging.

Comments

Due to copyright restrictions this book is unavailable for download.

Be a blessing: The theology of work in the narrative of Genesis may be accessed from the publisher here.

Staff and Students of Avondale College may access Be a blessing: The theology of work in the narrative of Genesis from Avondale College Library (EGW 222.1106 Os7)

This book is the published version of Elizabeth's doctoral dissertation presented under the auspices of Avondale College of Higher Education.

Please refer to publisher version or contact the library.

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